Tuesday, August 30, 2016

PVT Romuald J. Renaud

PVT Romuald J. Renaud was born 7 Feb 1908 in Palmer, Massachusetts. He was the 4th of 8 children born to Joseph and Amelia (Labelle) Renaud. The two families had immigrated from Quebec, Canada. Joseph worked in one of the local woolen mills but probably died between 1910 and 1920. Romuald also went to work in the mills and in 1930 was working as a pattern maker and was still working in the industry in 1940 earning $724 in 1939. He married Julia K. Levidge in 1942.The couple were both in their mid-30s.

Romuald was drafted in December 1943. After his military training he was sent to the European theater and was transferred from the replacement depot to I Company 116th Infantry on 7 Aug 1944. PVT Renaud was killed in action during the drive on Brest on 30 Aug 1944.

PVT Renaud was repatriated and re-interred in Saint Anne's Cemetery in Three Rivers, Massachusetts in 1949.

Romuald and Julia had no children. Julia's sister, Albertine Anne Levidge, served as a nurse in the U.S. Navy ending her service as a LCDR. AMVETS Post 74 in Three Rivers, Massachusetts is named for Romuald and is still active.

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