Lawrence CARON was born August 10th, 1924 in Pain Court, Ontario which is a small town 80 kilometres east of Windsor. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Regiment RCR Infantry to do his duty for his country during World War II. His basic training was in Chatham, Ontario for 30 days then onto Cam Ipperwash for 3 months, the he and his companions boarded a ship bound for London, England for 3 more weeks of training. From there he was mobile again and boarded another ship and 11 days later he landed in Italy. It was then onward to France, Belgium, Holland, Netherlands Germany and back to Italy. In Italy, he was wounded in the arm and head. He was later issued the Japanese Battle Patch as he and his battalion were going to the Pacific Theatre and his training was moving to the United States but the war ended before he was deployed. After the war ended he was discharged in London Ontario in 1945. He received the following medals for his tour of duty:
The Italy Star
The France & Germany Star
The 1939-45 Star
The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal
The 1939-45 War Medal
Lawrence married Grace Morocco on September 12th, 1946 and then moved to Detroit Michigan. He wored at Chevrolet Gear and Axle for 37 years, 9 months before retiring on March 1st, 1987. they have a son Paul and two daughters, Lynn and Lori. He now resides in Plymouth Michigan with his wife of 68 years.
Lawrence Caron is the uncle of Member Gerry Ciurysek.
Ron Bisnaire is coordinating efforts to have our Veterans recognized in the Military Service Recognition Book. There have been four editions printed so far and the latest includes has details of Lawrence Jean Caron. This book is your opportunity to share a bit of the history of your favourite Veteran. Please contact Ron Bisnaire at the Branch for further details. Note we have a copy of the four editions that have been printed to date.