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Private First Class United States Army
March 27, 1924 - October 16, 1945

Lawrence Quertermous
PFC Quertermous served with the Infantry in Holland and was Killed in Action there.

Official War Department notification of his death was received by his mother, Mrs. Hezzie Harris. He was born in Kentucky and moved to Wood River with his mother following the death of his father, Roy Quertermous. At the time of his induction, he was living at 23 West Lorena with his step father and mother.

He attended the Wood River Grade Schools and EAWRCHS. He was employed at International Shoe Co. at the time he entered service in March, 1943. After training at Fort Benning, GA and Fort Meade, MD, he was sent overseas in April 1944 in the 119th Infantry Regiment of the Seventh Army.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by a sister, Louise Quertermous of Providence, Ky, and a half brother, Hugh Major of Wood River.

Posthumous award of the Purple Heart was awarded to PFC L. T. Quertermous, 20 who was Killed in Action in West Germany, October 16, 1945. The medal was received by his mother.

With the medal was a letter from Gen. George Marshall, which stated his grave was in Belgium.


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