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
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
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,
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