St. Hilaire, Gerard P., 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1092-Pilot, B-24
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 15th Air Force
Service Years
1942 - 1946
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Second Lieutenant

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Home Town
Lewiston, ME
Last Address
Laconia, NH

Date of Passing
Jun 10, 2010
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

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From Patriot Guard Riders:

It is with a heavy heart that I post another of the Greatest Generation has left us. Gerard P. St Hilaire, WWII Veteran US, Army Air Corps Pilot, has passed away on his 88th birthday (June 10) at the Veteran's Home in Tilton, NH.  Gerard was with the 459th Bomb Group, and 756th Bomb Squadron. He was actually shot down over Czechoslovakia on his 27th mission.

His family has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to stand for this Hero at his final formation.

(Obituary: )

Visitation: Monday, June 14, 2010 at 6 to 8 PM

Location: Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home
164 Pleasant St
               Laconia, NH
(map: )

A Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 11 AM

Location: Our Lady of the Lakes Church

 50 Washington St

Lakeport, NH (map: )


Burial: Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 11 AM

Location: New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery
              110 Daniel Webster Highway
              Boscawen, NH  (map: )

Patriot Guard Riders Flag Line NHSVC Service:

Staging: 9:45 AM

Briefing: 10:00 AM

Flag Line: 10:15 AM

RC's: Paul & Nancy Baptiste (c: 603.315.3137)

This is short notice, but if you can make this mission at the NHSVC, Boscawen, I know the family would greatly appreciate it.

North of the Lakes
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Gerard P. St. Hilaire

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LACONIA -- Gerard P. St. Hilaire, 88, died June 10, 2010, at New Hampshire Veterans Home, Tilton.

He was born June 10, 1922, in Lewiston, Maine, to Elie and Josephine (Grenier) St. Hilaire. He lived in Melrose, Mass., before moving to the Lakes Region 26 years ago.

He graduated from Boston University. He was a pilot in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He was shot down over Czechoslovakia while on his 27th bombing mission. He was rescued by partisans, staying with them for three months.

He had been employed at United Carr/Division of TRW, in Cambridge, Mass., for more than 33 years, retiring in 1984.

He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Lakes Church. He loved all sports and was an avid golfer. While in high school, he played football, baseball and hockey. He loved to watch the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.

IN HIS LIFE: Mr. St. Hilaire is survived by his wife of 37 years, Margaret "Peggy" (Flagler) St. Hilaire of Laconia; a brother, Roland, and several nephews and nieces. In addition to his parents, Mr. St. Hilaire was predeceased by four brothers, Lauzard, Rolando, Maurice and Lucin and by two sisters, Gaetan Begin and Jean Waugh.

SERVICES: Calling hours are Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 50 Washington St., Lakeport. Burial will be in New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, Thursday at 11 a.m.

Donations may be made to New Hampshire Veterans Home, 139 Winter St., Tilton 03276 or to Beacon Hospice, 70 Commercial St., Suite 400, Concord 03301.

Gerard P St Hilaire

2nd Lt 756 Squadron

  Rank General Order Date Award Ribbon & Device
Gerard St Hilaire 2nd Lt GO #3311 09/12/1944 AM Air Medal (AM)
Gerard St Hilaire 2nd Lt GO #3768 10/02/1944 AM/OLC Air Medal (AM) Oak Leaf
                        Cluster (OLC)


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