|courtesy of Des Philippet|
It was while living in that city that "Bucky" was drafted in August 1943. After basic training he was sent to Europe and on 24 Oct 1944 was transferred from the replacement depot to E Company 116th Infantry to serve as a rifleman. PVT Laigaie was killed in action on 18 Nov 1944.
PVT Laigaie rests forever in the Netherlands American Cemetery.