Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pvt Gerard Ulric Belley - We Remember

Private Gerard Belley was killed in action on Iwo Jima March 4, 1945. He was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ulric (Albertine Guillemette) Belley of 61 Crawford Street in the Pawtucketville section of Lowell. He had attended St. Joseph's School and prior to his service was employed at the Wamesit Power Company.

 Courtesy Lowell Sun

He was a member of the Fifth Marine Division and was only 21 years old. He enlisted in May 1943.

In addtion to his parents, he was survived by two sisters Ella and Jeannine and a brother Normand. He is buried at the Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY. The Cape Cod National Cemetery was dedicated in 1980.
Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Lowell remembers.

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