PVT Gerald F. Houle was born 10 Jul 1925 in Stephenson, Michigan to Walter David and Melina Mary (St Peter) Houle. His father farmed and then worked for the W.P.A. in road construction.
Gerald entered the service in December 1943. After his initial training Gerald was sent to Europe and transferred from the replacement depot to L Company 116th Infantry on 26 Jul 1944. PVT Houle was killed in action on 30 Aug 1944.