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Rolland Patrick Morneault

Rolland Patrick Morneault

Male Abt 1928 - 1953  (~ 25 years)    Has more than 200 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Rolland Patrick Morneault 
    Relationshipwith Marie Therese Nadeau
    Born Abt 1928  Grand Isle, Aroostook County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1953  Outpost Queen, Korea Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 27 Jul 1953  Outpost Queen, Korea Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • 2LT ROLLAND P MORNEAULT
      179TH INFANTRY REGIMENT
      B CO
      45TH INFANTRY DIVISION
      ARMY
      HOSTILE, DIED OF WOUNDS (DOW)
      DATE OF LOSS: JULY 27, 1953
      SERVICE NUMBER: O-2201761
      YEAR OF BIRTH: 1928
      HOME OR PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
      AROOSTOOK COUNTY, ME
      LOCATION OR BATTLE ZONE: OUTPOST QUEEN
      Comments: Second Lieutenant Morneault was a member of the 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in North Korea on July 27, 1953 and died of those wounds later that day.
      KOREAN WAR PROJECT KEY NO: 21071

      Tribute by a fellow soldier
      Second Lieutenant Morneault, mild and quiet, was an unlikely hero. He was the naive target of a practical joke by Lieutenant Capelli of Dog Company. Capelli pretended to be twins, one nice, the other his grumpy brother from Heavy Mortar Company. It took Morneault two or three weeks to figure out the joke, but he took it good naturedly.

      On the last day of the war, hours after the truce was signed, but hours before it would take effect, his bunker was hit by a direct fire weapon wounding everyone inside. Two were killed. Moreault worked at rescuing and evacuating his men while ignoring his own wounds. He bled to death before he, himself, was evacuated.

      An unlikely hero for sure--but a real one--and a loss to the world.

      Submitted by Donald W. (Nick or Hank) Nicol
    Person ID I23877  Antoine_Roy
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2011 

    Father AncestorsHenry Morneault,   b. 27 Jan 1891, Grand Isle, Aroostook County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1949, Grand Isle, Aroostook County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother AncestorsLouise Thibodeau,   b. 19 Feb 1895, Grand Isle, Aroostook County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1968, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 5 Jul 1915  Grand Isle, Aroostook County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F8783  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1928 - Grand Isle, Aroostook County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Korean War, 2nd Lt with 179th Infantry Regiment, was killed in Korea - 1953 - Outpost Queen, Korea Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Jul 1953 - Outpost Queen, Korea Find all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] 1930 U.S. Census, Maine, Aroostook County. Grand Isle sheet 11a.

    2. [S10] Personal information. email from Mike Daigle 25 Sep 2010 06:32.

    3. [S368] Korean War ProjectRemembrance, [2LT Rolland P Morneault, 179th Infantry Regiment, B Co, 45th Infantry Division Hostile, Died of Wounds (DOW) Date of Loss: July 27, 1953 Service Number: O-2201761 Year of Birth: 1928 Home or Place of Enlistment: Aroostook County, Maine Location or Battle Zone: Output Queen He was seriously woulded by the enemy in North Korea on July 27, 1953 and died of those wounds later that day. Korean War Project Key No. 21071].

    4. [S393] Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1996.