RANGERS Lapres, Theodore Edward, Jr.

Craig Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Lapres
  • FORENAME
Theodore Edward, Jr.
  • UNIT
2nd Ranger Battalion (Company E)
  • RANK
First Lieutenant
  • NUMBER
1307833
  • AWARD
Silver Star
  • PLACE
Europe
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 10.09.1920, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
father Theodore G. Lapres (1899-1982)
mother Marie (nee Thomas) Lapres (1901-1984)
graduated Atlantic City High School
graduated Dartmouth College
16.02.1942 draft card Lebanon, New Jersey
05.1942 entered service
01.1943 commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant
04.1943 enlisted Rangers
WIA D-Day, loss of left foot and part of leg
1951 married Barbara T. (nee Donahue) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7 children
occupation Lawyer in Margate, New Jersey
died 07.06.1997 (Aged 76), Margate City, New Jersey
Atlantic City Cemetery, Pleasantville, New Jersey, USA
 

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant (Infantry) Theodore E. Lapres, Jr. (ASN: 0-1307833), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with the 2d Ranger Infantry Battalion, V Corps, in action on the coast of France on 6 June 1944.

WEB LINKS:

http://rangerroster.org/SearchDetails.asp?ID=2549
https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/88092
http://www.americandday.org/rosters/dday/member/individual_folder.php?id=7760

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/242311999/theodore-edward-lapres
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