Laurence E. Zebro

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  • Name: Laurence E. Zebro
  • Location of Birth: St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 3, 1922
  • Date of Death: June 4, 1944 (22 years old)
  • Parents: Joseph and Alma Zebro
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: November 14, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Laurence served with the 380th Field Artillery Battalion, 102nd Infantry Division.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Information from news article in Independent News from Deer River, Minnesota dated June 8, 1944:
    "Soldier Killed"
    Word was received here Thursday of the death of Lawrence (sp) Zebro, a solider, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Zebro of Max, at Camp Swift, Texas. The remains are being brought here and funeral will be at Max, but arranging date and further particulars are pending. No further information regarding his death are available at this time."

    Information from news article in Independent News from Deer River, Minnesota, dared June 15, 1944:
    "Military Rites Held For Soldier Who Met Death By Accident in Camp"
    Military funeral services were held at Max school Monday afternoon for Pfc. Lawrence (sp) E. Zebro, who died as a result of an accident at Camp Swift, Texas on June 4.
    Lawrence (sp) was born in St. Paul April 3, 1922, being just 22 years of age. His folks lived for a time in St. Paul, then for a few years lived in Wisconsin, and then moved back to St. Paul from where they came to the Popple section north of Deer River eight years ago.
    The young man's death came as a result of an accident which he suffered when he was diving in a swimming pool at the camp. With a group of others, he was diving from a tower and in diving, he slipped and fell against the edge of the pool. He lived only a few hours after the accident.
    Lawrence (sp) was to start for home on the Tuesday before he died, the accident and his death occurring on Sunday night.
    He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zebro of Popple, two brothers, Leroy and Lowell at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Gene Birch of Grand Rapids and Mrs. Wm Shelander of St. Paul.
    The military services as Max school Monday were conducted by Rev. T. Hedlund, with the military rites conducted by the Louis Lequier post of American Legion of Deer River. The pallbearers were from among the soldiers at the Cutfoot war prisoners camp.

    Laurence is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery at Max, Minnesota in Itasca County.

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