Name:Louis Victor ConnollyRank:Private 1st ClassService Number: 31199790Service:121st infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division,Unites States ArmyAwards: Purple Hearth with Oak Leaf ClusterDate of Birth:July 27, 1906Place of Birth:Bear River, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment:October 31, 1942Age at Enlistment:36Place of Enlistment:Rutland, Vermont, USAAddress at Enlistment:Bennington Co., Vermont, USAHeight:5 feet, 6 inchesEyes:BrownHair: BrownTrade: WoodworkingMarital Status:DivorcedReligion: ProtestantNext of Kin:William E Connolly, brother, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USADate of Death:February 28, 1945Age:38Cemetery: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, BelgiumGrave: Plot F Row 1 Grave 43Louis Victor Connolly was the son of David Connolly and Agnes (Comeau) Connolly. He was the brother of William E. (b. 1908) and Edna M. Roberts (b. 1910). He moved to the United States, arriving September 24, 1914 in Boston, Massachusetts via Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Before his departure he was living in Hastings, Annapolis Co., NS. He completed a declaration to become a US citizen August 31, 1928. In 1928 he and was employed in bridge construction.On July 15, 1929, he married Ruth Mabel Hancock (1913-1995) in Jamaica, Windham, Vermont. He was the father of Rosalie Mabel Connolly.Private 1st Class Connoll was killed in action at Blatzheim, Germanyon February 28, 1945. He is buried in the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium. There is a memorial marker in the Bondville Cemetery in Bondville, Bennington County, Vermont.