Sgt Henry Joseph “Hank” Gendron, Jr

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Sgt Henry Joseph “Hank” Gendron, Jr

  • Birth 18 Jul 1920 Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 30 Dec 1944 Belgium
  • Burial Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
  • Plot E, Row 11, Grave 33
  • Memorial ID 56655373

Henry known as Hank was the youngest of 4 children. He married Beatrice 'Pearl' Saulnier Sept 7, 1942 & then enlisted Oct 30, 1942. He was sadly missed by his family. These pictures were taken when he visited his hometown of Springfield, Mass shortly before his deployment.
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Inducted: Rhode Island
Rank: Sgt
Serv Branch: U.S. Army
3rd Tank Battalion 10th Armoured Division
Died: 30 Dec 1944
Awards: Silver Star
Purple Heart
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This article appeared in 'The Springfield Republican' :
"Local Soldier, Now Missing, Gets Citation.
Sergt Gendron Awarded Silver Star for Saving Trapped Tank Men.
Sergt Henry J. Gendron, Jr., 24, son of Henry J. Gendron of 16 Revere Street, missing in Belgium since December 16, has been awarded the Silver Star for his part in Saving the lives of tank corpsmen trapped in their burning tanks.
According to the citation accompanying the award he was on special mission when the plight of the tank crew members was discovered. At risk of his own life he aided in removing the men from the tanks and giving the treatment until medical aid could be secured."


Family Members


Inscription

HENRY J. GENDRON
SGT 3 TK BN 10 ARMD DIV
RHODE ISLAND DEC 30 1944

Gravesite Details My G-Uncle, anyone with additional info please contact me! Thanks

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  • Maintained by: Mary
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56655373
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Henry Joseph “Hank” Gendron, Jr (18 Jul 1920–30 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56655373, citing Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, Saint-Avold, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Mary (contributor 47261985) .