Albert H. Lariviere

Pvt. Albert Lariviere KIA in First Wave at D-Day

Pvt. Albert H. Lariviere, KIA, D-Day Invasion, Normandy, France(Oct. 5, 1944) -- Pvt. Albert H. Lariviere (Lariviero), 30, was killed in Action on June 6, D-Day. He was in the first wave to hit the beaches of Normandy.

Lariviere's unit, the 112th Engineer Combat Battalion, objective on D-Day was to create gaps for U.S. ships by destroying obstacles, included those rigged with explosives, on the approach to the beaches.

His parents live on 92 Tappan Avenue. His wife and daughter live in Garfield.

He was inducted into the service in May 1943, and went overseas last September.

He served with the Army Corps of Engineers.

According to the American Battle Monument Commission, Private Albert H. Lariviere, U.S. Army Serial No. 32925495, served in the
112th Engineer Combat Battalion.

He entered the service from New Jersey, and was killed in action on  June 6, 1944.

Lariviere is buried at Plot H, Row 18, Grave 4, Normandy American Cemetery, St. Laurent-sur-Mer, France.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Normandy Photo Copyright  2004 by Robert Caruso, used by permission

Normandy Photo Copyright 2004 by Robert Caruso, used by permission


Sources

American Battle Monuments Commission

The Belleville Times, Oct. 5, 1944

Richard Grout - 60 years later

Verona Heroes - Robert Caruso

ANNEX NO. 1, Omaha Beachhead Unit Citations(Published in War Department General Orders up to 15 September 1945)112th Engineer Combat Battalion

U. S. Army Center of Military History

American D-Day (Stone!)

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