February 19, 1926 (Norwalk, CT) – April 11, 1945; 19 years old
Last local address: 6 Raymond Street, South Norwalk
Enlisted August 4, 1944
Service number: 31412721
Unit: 8th Armored Division, 18th Tank Battalion
Born to Mestai (1895-1971) and Elodie Demers Lebeau (1898-1969). Both parents were born in Canada. Brother Robert A. (1927-2013).
Awarded the Purple Heart Medal.
Norwalk High School Class of ’43
Norwalk High School football team 1943; standing, 3rd from right, #40
From The Norwalk Hour April 23, 1945
Private Lawrence Le Beau, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mestai Le Beau, 6 Raymond Street, was killed in action in Germany on April 11. He was with the Ninth Army. He entered the service in October 1944. He went overseas on January 15 of this year. He graduated from Norwalk High School Class of 1945 and played right guard with the High School team. He graduated from St. Joseph’s Parochial School and Benjamin Franklin Junior High School. Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother, Robert Le Beau. Private Le Beau worked part-time at Veterans Market, South Main Street.
Private Lebeau is buried in Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands; Plot K, Row 11, Grave 15. Photo provided by David Americo, Superintendent, Netherlands American Cemetery.