Obit: DuPont, Lyle (1924 - 1951)

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----Source: The Union Augusta, WI October 25, 1951

Lyle R. Du Pont Memorial services were held on Sunday, October 21st at 2:00 P.M. at the Price Lutheran Church for Cpl. Lyle R. Du Pont. Cpl. Du Pont was killed in action in the vicinity of Congchu-Dong, Korea on April 25, 1951. He was 26 years, 10 months, and 7 days of age at the time of his death. Services were conducted by the Rev. Jack Olson, pastor of the church, assisted by a Chaplain from Camp McCoy. The Alma Center Legion was in charge of the services. Interment was made in the Cleveland Cemetery. The firing squad also of Camp McCoy was present. Sgt/ John L. Cartwright of Oakland, California escort of the remains remained for the services on special request. Lyle Richard Du Pont was born June 18, 1924 in the town of Cleveland, Jackson County. He is the son of Tena Du Pont and the late John Du Pont. He was baptized and confirmed at the Price Lutheran Church. Lyle enlisted in the army in January, 1946 and after serving 18 months, received a discharge at Fort Lewis, Washington in August, 1947. Again in July, 1948, both he and his brother, Donald enlisted for overseas duty. Lyle received a discharge in January, 1950, while Donald was still serving in Japan. On September 22, 1950, Lyle was united in marriage to Esther Bramer. On October 1, 1950, just nine days later, Lyle, who was a member of the Reserve, was called to again serve his country. He was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. On March 9 this year he shipped from Fort Lawton, Washington, to Camp Drake, Japan and on March 28th left Yokohama, Japan for Pusan, Korea. He served with the Heavy Mortar Company, 35th Infantry Regiment in Korea at the time of his death. Lyle is survived by his wife, Esther, his mother, Mrs. Tena Du Pont, brother, Harold and two sisters, Wilma and Mrs. Louis Baumbach, Osseo. One nephew, La Nay Wampole and three nieces, Yelanda, Dinieta, and Cheryl Baumbach. His father, John Du Pont preceded him in death June 21, 1944. His younger brother, Donald, still is reported missing in action since December 2, 1950. Besides the immediate family, many relatives and friends from the vicinity and out of town attended the funeral

 

 


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