World War II Veteran dies at 93.
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.
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.