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Railroad Manifest
Robert, born in Chatham (New Brunswick Province) Canada, arrived in the U.S. on 1 June 1923 at the age of 2 in the company of his mother.  His surname was misspelled as LOSIER.
Robert H. Lousier, a Canadian native, enlisted in the Army on 18 July 1944.

On 16 October 1945, Pfc Lousier was transferred from the 101st Airborne Division ro Company B, 508th PIR.

He was discharged on 24 June 1946 but re-enlisted on 14 November 1947 and apparently made the armed  forces a career.  He was ultimately discharged on 7 December 1965.

He returned to his adopted home state and died in Veazie (Penobscot county), Maine on 3 April 1982 at the age of 61.

Certificate of Arrival
documents his arrival in in Vanceboro, Maine aboard the Canadian Pacific Railway. His surname was again misspelled.
Petition For Naturalization
reaffirms his arrival by rail in Maine.  His surname appears here with proper spelling and shows his ASN (Army Serial Number) as 31401198,  Filed in the Western District Court of South Carolina on 19 September, 1944, Robert was then a Private serving in Company C, 35th ITB (Infantry Training Battalion) at Camp Croft, SC.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army on 18 July 1944.
U.S. Air Force Service
Robert apparently opted to transition to the Air Force when it was established in September, 1947.  He is listed as a TSgt, age 36,  on line 19 of this manifest for SLICK AIRWAYS (a military charter service) arriving at Idyllwild Airport, NY from Burtonwood Air Base, England.

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