CPT Elwood Joseph Euart

CPT Elwood Joseph Euart

Birth
Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 26 Oct 1942 (aged 28)
Vanuatu
Burial Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Plot Sect 3
Memorial ID 141275199 · View Source
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Army Capt. Elwood J. Euart of Pawtucket had been previously lost and unaccounted-for since October of 1942.

Three nephews who never had the opportunity to know Euart met the casket along with a full military ceremony, as their uncle’s remains arrived on the T.F. Green tarmac Saturday morning.

The nephews heard about their uncle through heroic stories and pictures that their mother and grandmother shared with them though. Euart met his fate just after saving six men on the sinking Coolidge, a cruise liner converted troop transport vessel, with a pair of mates.

Euart went down with the Coolidge.

“They say no one gets left behind, and the army has done that. He’s coming back to where he should be,” said Paul Vallee, one of Euart’s nephews.

The wake for Captain Euart will be on Tuesday, and he will be laid to rest next to his parents Wednesday.Captain Elwood Joseph Euart, Field Artillery, United States Army 1st Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery, Rhode Island National Guard

Link to bio: https://southpacificwwiimuseum.com/euart/

Photo and history: http://www.islandlifemag.com/island-life-magazine/preserving-history-south-pacific-wwii-museum/attachment/capt-elwood-j-euart/

Repatriation: http://dailypost.vu/news/official-burial-after-nearly-years/article_3c40e033-25f6-5b92-aa7f-8c388a5ebbe4.html


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  • Created by: Lasting Memories
  • Added: 13 Jan 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 141275199
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Elwood Joseph Euart (28 Jan 1914–26 Oct 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 141275199, citing Saint Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Lasting Memories (contributor 47977729) .