PFC LAWRENCE T. QUERTERMOUS - KIA (Age 21) Private
First Class – United States Army March 27, 1924 - October
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.
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.
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
With the medal was a letter from Gen.
George Marshall, which stated his grave was in Belgium.