Corp Lionel Victor Bolduc

Corp Lionel Victor Bolduc

Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 7 Mar 1945 (aged 19)
Iwo Jima, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Burial Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 32265798 · View Source
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Lionel Bolduc was born in Willimansett, Massachusetts, in 1925. He was only 17 years old when he enlisted in the Marines Corps in 1942. Lionel became a member of Able Company, 24th Marines. He served at Namur and Saipan, where he was wounded and evacuated on July 6, 1944.

Bolduc returned to the company later that year, and as a Corporal participated in the fighting on Iwo Jima. He was killed in action on March 7, 1945, and buried on the island. His body was returned to his family, and laid to rest in St. Rose de Lima Cemetery, Aldenville, MA, in 1948.

A newspaper article published after his death read:

"Marine Corporal Lionel Bolduc, 19, was killed in action on March 7, 1945, at Iwo Jima, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Euclid Bolduc of 23 Celestine St., Willmansett, were notified today. Corp. Bolduc had been badly hurt in action on July 6, at Saipan.

Enlisting in September, 1942, Corp. Bolduc was trained at Parris Island and New River. He is a Mt. Carmel and Chicopee Trade School graduate who was employed by the American Thread Co.

Mr. and Mrs. Bolduc's two other service sons are TechSgt. Ernest Bolduc, 20, first engineer on a B-24 Liberator for nine months and now at Atlantic City, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Marcel Bolduc, who has just returned to California after 15 days here.

The family has made arrangements for a pro-burial mass to be held the morning of April 14 at 9 in the Church of the Nativity."

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  • Created by: Geoffrey Roecker
  • Added: 18 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32265798
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Lionel Victor Bolduc (28 Jun 1925–7 Mar 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32265798, citing Saint Rose DeLima of Chicopee, Chicopee, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Geoffrey Roecker (contributor 47006169) .