|courtesy of Anne Cady|
Joseph (he apparently was known as Leslie in the family) entered Army service in December 1942. Sent to Europe after basic training, he was assigned to K Company 116th Infantry from the replacement depot on 19 Jun 1944. PVT LaRue was killed in action on 18 Jul 1944.
PVT LaRue was repatriated in 1949. Although his parents were still alive, it was his brother George who signed the headstone application. Joseph was re-interred in Ogdensburg Cemetery in Ogdensburg, New York.
Brothers also served. George A. LaRue served in the U.S. Army 1942-1946, Lawrence Walter LaRue served in the U.S. Army 1940-1945.