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Delmas Devenger

            Name:                                                  DELMAS JOHN DEVENGER

            Known as:                                           “Demmy”   “Dev”

Hometown per military records:                      Danville, VT

            Date of Birth:                                       March 17, 1923 at Danville, VT

            High School:                                        Danville, VT - Class of 1941

            Entered military service at:                  Unknown

            Entered military service on:                 April 26, 1943

            Rank:                                                   Private First Class

            Army serial number:                            31339460

            Unit:                                                    10th Mountain Division

                                                                        85th Mountain Regiment

                                                                        1st Battalion

                                                                        Company C – 3RD Platoon

            Killed In Action:                                  February 20, 1945 at Mt. Gorgolesco, Italy

            Buried:                                                 Long Island National Military Cemetery

2040 Wellwood Ave

Farmingdale, NY 11735-1213

            Section J

            Grave #15449

            Medals:                                                            Purple Heart

            On local WWII monument?                 No

            Age:                                                     22

            Parents:                                                            Ernest C. and Mildred Devenger

            Stationed:                                             Tank Destroyers at Camp Hood, Texas

                                                                        Ski Troops at Camp Hale, Colorado

                                                                        Ski Troops at Camp Swift, Texas

            Details of death:                                  Shrapnel of artillery shell. Attack on Mt.

                                                                        Belvedere. Reported as “Status Undetermined”

                                                                        on page #1 of the Company C Morning Report

                                                                        of February 20, 1945 but shown as Killed In

                                                                        Action on page #4. (Page #3 states,

“Entitled to Combat Infantryman’s Pay.”

According to his Individual Deceased Personnel

File, cause of death “E[viserating] W[ound] in

abdomen.” Morning Report signed by Captain Lee. W. Gibbons.


20 Feb 45 Co participated in an attack to capture ridge to the right of Mt Belvedere 3 EM KIA 1 Off and 16 EM WIA 1 EM missing in action Co reached and held objective”

EM – Enlisted Men

KIA – Killed In Action

Off – Officer

WIA – Wounded In Action