January 23, 1924 (Norwich, CT) – March 20, 1944; 20 years old; unmarried
Last local address: Newtown Avenue, Norwalk
Enlisted on December 9, 1942
Service number: 505674
MB, USMCAS, NOB, ST THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS
Official cause was “Accidental Death”. PFC LaFrance died in an automobile accident at 10:30 p.m. on March 20, 1944, when the vehicle he was in was rear-ended by another military vehicle while assigned to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Initially interred locally on the island, then Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, and reinterred in 1948 at the family’s request.
Living in Norwalk when he enlisted in the Marines.
Private LaFrance is buried in Long Island National Cemetery; Section H, Plot 11865