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[courtesy of Peter J Rugani]

Columbarium markers in the Memory Garden, Saint Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, Estes Park (Larimer county), Colorado.  Jean's individual plaque is in the 5th column from left, third from the bottom.

   Jean A. Gimar, 76 of Estes Park, Colo., died of a heart attack Monday at Estes Park Medical Center.  Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Bartholomew's Churchyard Columbarium in Estes Park.  Mr. Gimar was born in Des Moines and moved from the area in 1954.  He was a rehired vice president with Pegues Retail Store in Hutchinson, Kan.  Allnutt Funeral Services in Estes Park is handling the arrangements

 Jean was commissioned a second lieutenant upon completion of the officer candidate course at the infantry school at Fort Benning, GA in February, 1944.  He went to his parents home in Des Moines, IA on leave before reporting to Camp Hale, CO for unspecified training.

In November 1944, 2nd Lt. Gimar completed jump  school in Fort Benning and was then sent overseas.

On 13 February 1945, he was assigned to Company F, 508th PIR.

He was sent on detached service on 16 March 1945 to attend IX Troop Carrier Command Pathfinder School and returned on 31 March.

Assigned the duty of Assistant Platoon Leader in Co G, he was house at 26 Im Burgfeld, Frankfurt, Germany.

On 1 December 1945, 1st Lt Gimar was send on TDY with Hq Command, US Forces, European Theatre (Main) and returned to duty on 12 December.  The purpose of the temporary duty is not known.

Following the war he was serving in a reserve unit and reported as a Captain when he one of five officers of the organized reserve corps in Iowa attending mountain warfare training school at Camp Carson, CO for 2 weeks beginning August 10, 1947.

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