Albert W. Vaillancourt
Master Sergeant, U.S. Army
Service Number 06134742
Died while Prisoner of War
Died March 30, 1951 in Korea
Master Sergeant Vaillancourt was a member of the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.
He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Unsan, North Korea on November 2, 1950 and died while a prisoner on March 30, 1951.
Master Sergeant Vaillancourt was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
The Sergeant's son, James A. Vaillancourt, advises that Sergeant Vaillancourt served with Merrill's Marauders, Mars Task Force, World War II, where he was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, and Company L 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, Korea. He was captured in battle at UNSAN. He was a recipient of Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a second Bronze Star Medal. He died of wounds as a POW at Camp #5, Pyntong, Korea, March 30, 1951 and that his remains were originally buried at Fox Hill Cemetery in Billerica, Massachusetts. In 1998, the remains were moved to Arlington National Cemetery.
VAILLANCOURT, ALBERT W
MSGT US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 04/15/1914
DATE OF DEATH: 03/30/1951
BURIED AT: SECTION 59 SITE 639
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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