Army Badge
  • Name: Clement Emery LaFond
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 28, 1914
  • Date of Death: December 21, 1957
  • Parents: Paul LaFond & Mary (Major) LaFond
  • High School and Class: 1933 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: October 29, 1942
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: November 21, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:
    World War II Victory Medal
    American Theater Medal
    Good Conduct Medal

  • Military Highlights:
    Newspaper article: Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, Minnesota - 1944 – “3 IN FAMILY ARE IN SERVICE – Marble – Three sons of Mrs. Mary LaFond are in service. The oldest, Cpl. Clement E. LaFond, of Culver City, Calif. is a radio technician in the Army Air Corps. He is now taking advanced training at Newark, N.J. and Florida. He entered service in November 1942. Another son, Cpl. Gene P. LaFond of Marble, is in the engineering corps of the Army taking his training at Camp Shelby, Miss. and Shreveport, La. He is now on desert maneuvers in California. He entered the Army in May 1942. The youngest, Pvt. Maurice M. LaFond, also of Marble, is in the Army specialized training program now training at the University of California. He entered service in March 1943.”

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Clement LaFond lived much of his life in Marble, Minnesota. He became a TV electrical engineer and for the past three years was employed by WKNO-TV of Memphis, Tennessee.

    Clement died in Memphis, Tennessee and is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Minnesota (C-B-02-27). He is survived by his mother, Mary LaFond; his wife and daughter, Jacqueline LaFond and Michaelle; four sisters, Margaret Calder, Mrs. Elvira Strand, Loretta Daigle, and Melvina Daigle; and three brothers, Lawrence, Eugene and Maurice.

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