Sackett, LaVern Fred

Sackett, LaVern Fred

Male 1922 - 1944  (22 years)

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  • Name Sackett, LaVern Fred  [1
    Born 12 Aug 1922  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Dec 1944  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I12246  Sackett | Descendants of Thomas Sacket the Elder, Simon Sackett the Colonist, Beatrice Marie Sackett
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2011 

    Father Sackett, Frederick,   b. 5 Feb 1882, Gobles, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1956  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Olmstead, Bessie Maud,   b. 8 Aug 1886,   d. 2 Mar 1972  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 9 May 1906 
    Children 11 children 
    Family ID F4702  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2011 
    Family ID F4877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Dec 1944 - Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • He died December 8, 1944, in combat as a Sergeant in the American Expeditionary Force in Germany.
      The Kalamazoo Gazette issue of Thursday, January 25, 1945, published a dispatch by war correspondent Jack Bell who had spent the day on which LaVern was killed with the 115th Battalion..In that unit Sergeant Sackett was leader of the combat platoon which successfully spearheaded the assignment of that day, December 8, 1944, to smash all German resistance on the west bank of the Roer River just beyond the City of Koslar in West Germany. The writer pieced together a detailed account of LaVern's accomplishments, topped by the headline, "Heroic Last Day and Death of Sgt. LaVern Sackett, Local Soldier, Described by War Correspondent". [Andrew P. Sackett, p. 128]

  • Sources 
    1. [S293] Andrew P. Sackett, Sackett, Andrew P., (1983), p124; p128 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S293] Andrew P. Sackett, Sackett, Andrew P., (1983), p128 (Reliability: 3).

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