Private - United States Army
1930 - October 9, 1950
Pvt Lacout was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea (Taegu Area) on September 18, 1950 and died of those wounds on October 9, 1950. He entered service in September, 1947 at the age of 17. He spent 26 months overseas at Seoul, Korea. He was a machine gun bearer with the 5th Cavalry Regiment of the 1st Cavalry Division and had been in action since August 27, until wounded Sept. 18.
PARENTS: Alex and Glenna Lacout, 408 S. Main, Wood River
FAMILY: Sisters - Mrs. Celina Snider of East Alton and Mrs. Marie Zak of Wood River
FUNERAL SERVICES: Military services were conducted by VFW Post #2859 at the Streeper
Funeral Home in Wood River.
BURIAL: Woodland Hill Cemetery, Wood River, IL