Wilfred "Frenchie" Joseph LaDoux

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  • Name: Wilfred "Frenchie" Joseph LaDoux
  • Location of Birth: Waubun, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 18, 1924
  • Date of Death: August 28, 2010
  • Parents: Joseph LaDoux & Mary (Vizenor) LaDoux
  • High School and Class: 1942 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Air Force
  • Other Branch: Army
  • Date Sworn In: 1942
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  • Date of Discharge: March 1974
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  • Military Highlights:
    Wilfred LaDoux enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduation, serving with the 1st Cavalry Division in the South Pacific until his release from active duty in 1946. He returned to active duty with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict and remained in the Air Force until his retirement in March 1974.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II
    Korean War

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Wilfred LaDoux married Dorothy Lenoir Kelly in Minnesota in 1946.

    He died in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is buried in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; three sisters, Evelyn Mollergren, Carol Simonson, and Ramona Nordin; a son, Thomas D. LaDoux; a daughter Debra LaDoux; and one granddaughter.

  • Tribal Affiliation(s): Chippewa