World War II Veteran dies at 93.

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier

World War II Veteran Ger­main Nault died late on Mon­day night at the Mai­son Aube-Lu­miere where he had been re­ceiv­ing pal­lia­tive care since the be­gin­ning of Septem­ber. Mr. Nault, who took part in the Nor­mandy In­va­sion on June 6th, 1944, and in the lib­er­a­tion of Europe, re­ceived the Le­gion d’Hon­neur from the French gov­ern­ment just a lit­tle more than a week be­fore his pass­ing in a spe­cial cer­e­mony on Septem­ber 13th.

After first try­ing to sign up with the 22nd Reg­i­ment, he even­tu­ally en­rolled with the Chaudiere Reg­i­ment in 1941 at twenty years of age. Dur­ing the Nor­mandy In­va­sion, he was taken pris­oner but es­caped two days later and fought un­til the end of the war.

A book about his war ex­pe­ri­ence, en­ti­tled J’ai survecu au De­bar­que­ment, was writ­ten by his nieces Mar­tine and Mar­ilou Doyon. Mr. Nault was also the sub­ject of a Ra­dio-Canada doc­u­men­tary.

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World War II Veteran Ger­main Nault, seen here at last year’s Re­mem­brance Day Ser­vice in Sher­brooke, died late on Mon­day night at the Mai­son Aube-Lu­miere.

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