Lest we forget

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Lest We Forget is honoring all and everyone who served with the 99th Division during WWII. It is divided into two separate sections. Honor Roll is listing servicemen who were killed in action. Final salute is honoring veterans who served with the division and passed away after the war. A number of names are colored and give access to individual detailed information and photographs. Listings are as complete as our data bases permit. Corrections, additions and comments are welcome and can be forwarded via Contact Us or via our Facebook page.

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Joseph Kagan

1923-2017

Joe was Kagan Joe 01born in Hartford, CT. Longtime resident of Roslyn, NY and White Sand Beach, Old Lyme, CT. He served as platoon leader in Company F of the 393rd Infantry. Born leader and fearless, he was highly regarded by his men. Joe was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action. After the war, Joe returned to the University of Connecticut and after graduation moved to NY. In 1980 he retired as President of the Dannon Yogurt Company and former Vice Chairman of the Nassau County Heart Association. He passed away on May 10, 2017.

Carlos Martinez Jaime

Nov. 20, 1925 – March 8, 2017

Jaime Carlos MVallejo, CA, resident of 57 years, Carlos Jaime passed away on March 8, 2017.  He was born in Mexico, on November 20, 1925. He immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1926. Carlos volunteered for the Army Air Corp Program, but was denied due to his non-citizen status. He attended boot camp and artillery training at Camp Callan in La Jolla, CA. Carlos was awarded his citizenship on April 21, 1944, prior to reassignment to Camp Maxey-Paris, TX for Infantry Training School. Upon completion, he was assigned to Company G, 393rd Infantry of the 99th Division. Read More.

Louis J. Kalil

March 18, 1922 – Feb 08, 2017.

KALIL Lou miniLouis J. Calil, life-long resident of Mishawaka, Indiana, passed away on February 08, 2017. Louis was a former member of the I&R platoon, 394th Infantry, and saw heavy actions at Lanzerath on the very first day of the Battle of the Bulge. Read more.

 

Lyle J. Bouck, Jr

1923-2016

bouck-05Lyle Joseph Bouck, Jr  – iconic leader of the I&R platoon of the 394th Infantry – died at his home of Sunset Hills, StLouis on December 2, 2016 at age 92. Born in St Louis on December 17, 1923, he enlisted at age 14 in the National guard and quickly rose in the rank, becoming a Sergeant at 16. At the outbreak of WWII, … Read more

George H. Kennedy

1925-2016

george-kennedy-oscarOldest living Oscar winner in the Best Supporting Actor category, George Harris Kennedy died in Boise, Idaho, on February 28, 2016. Born in New York city on February 18, 1925. George was raised in a show business family and made early stage debut. He spent most of his childhood acting on children’s radio productions.In 1943, after basic training, he was sent to the 99th Infantry Division and served with Cannon Company, 395th Infantry Regiment … (Read more)

John « Smoky » Marcisin

1926-2016

Marcisin JohnJohn W. Marcisin, 90, of Ashford, CT, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Manchester Memorial Hospital. He was born in Passaic, NJ. John was the medic of the 2nd Platoon, company I of the 394th Infantry and was known as « Smoky »….. Read more