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Corp John A. “Jean” Bissonette

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Corp John A. “Jean” Bissonette

  • Birth 27 Aug 1905 Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 16 Feb 1974 West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
  • Burial Boscawen, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Plot Section: 1L Row: K Grave #: 75
  • Memorial ID 29231918

Served in the U.S. Army 1927 - 1929.

Forgotten for 34 years.

One of four veterans whose abandoned remains had been sitting on a shelf in a New Hampshire funeral home. For whatever reason, their remains had not been claimed. CPL Bissonette's remains had been sitting on the shelf since 1974.

Through the efforts of the Phaneuf Funeral Home and Roger Desjardin, Director of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, they were finally laid to rest on 22 August 2008 with full military honors. Hundreds of people, from several states, attended the service to honor these four forgotten veterans.

Two of them were Korea veterans, one was a World War II veteran, and one served between World War I and World War II.

Now this "band of brothers" will rest, not on a shelf but with the dignity and respect they deserve, in graves next to each other, never to be forgotten again.

The others are:
Robert A. Caughey

John E. Davison

William J. Mitchell


  • Created by: D. J. Goldman
  • Added: 22 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29231918
  • Diane Reich
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp John A. “Jean” Bissonette (27 Aug 1905–16 Feb 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29231918, citing New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by D. J. Goldman (contributor 46843355) .