Lest We Forget

Name: Anson F. Rideout War: World War II

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant Serial number: O- 533502 Branch: U. S. Army

Unit: Ammo & Pioneer Platoon Leader, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Division, General Patton’s 3rdArmy

Battle: Killed in action at the Moselle River crossing in France

Decorations: Purple Heart and probably the Bronze Star

Date born: April 21, 1918

Place born: Oak Park, Illinois

Date died: September 14, 1944

How died: Killed in action - details not available

Place died: In the Moselle River area of France

Place buried: Beauregard Cemetery, DeRidder, LA (reburied in April 1949)

Home place: 410 Bon Ami Street, DeRidder

School(s): Tate High School, Gonzalles, Fla. - Texas A. & M.

Affiliations: Catholic Church

Interests: Loved competitive sports, including football and baseball

Spouse: Jane McCardell Rideout (former physical education teacher in DeRidder)

Children: Marilyn Anson Rideout Wise (daughter) - Robert, Lisa and Sandy (g-children)

Parents: Anson F. Rideout & wife Beatrice Martineau (dau. of Mrs. J. B. Martineau)

Siblings: Barbara Rideout and Tom Rideout

Comments: “He was affectionately known as ‘Bud’ to family and friends”

Data provided by: His sister Barbara Rideout of DeRidder, LA

Other source: An April 20, 1949 news article

Date printed: October 24, 2002

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