VE45 Posted May 16, 2010 Share #1 Posted May 16, 2010 When my Uncle Cyrille O. Faure passed away my Cousins intrusted me with his Paramarine belongings. He entered the Navy shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Cyrille wanted to be a Marine but he joined the Navy because he didn't want to worry my Grandmother who felt it would be safer. He became a Pharmacist Mate and was quickly assigned to the Marines (He is smiling in his Marine photo). He fought on Bougainville and I was told Tarawa and Okinawa. He was assigned to the 1st Marine Parachute Regiment and completed jump training at Camp Kiser, Tontouta, New Caledonia on May 15, 1943. He was always proud to have been a Paramarine but never talked about his experiences during the war. I have been trying to do research with little results. A fellow Paramarine collector, Leif, helped me and found the document posted which was for Bronze Stars to be awarded (Thanks Leif). I was told that he was also awarded the Silver Star and two Purple Hearts which are in my Cousin's possession. The V-Mail is to my Grandparents, Joe and Rose Faure and one to my Father, Joe Faure Jr., who was eight years old at the time. My Uncle survived the war, got married, raised a family and became a successful cattle rancher. I always looked up to him and he will always be remembered by many. Jay Faure Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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