|courtesy of David Pridham|
Roland was drafted in July 1942. He had already served a term in the Maine National Guard and had recently been discharged. We don't know what he did in the interim but on 12 Jul 1944 he was transferred from the replacment depot to F Company 116th Infantry. CPL Poisson was killed in action near Saint Lo, France on 12 Jul 1944.
CPL Poisson was repatriated and re-interred in Saint Peters Cemetery in Lewiston, Maine.
Brothers also served: Ovide Narcisse Poisson, Gilbert Alex Poisson and Gerard Ovide Poisson served in the U.S. Army during WWII, Richard A Poisson served as a PVT in the USMC in Korea, Auguste Mozart Poisson, served as a SSG in the USMC in Vietnam.