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Roy Trudgeon
April 21, 1914 - June 24, 2001

SALEM - Roy Trudgeon died Sunday. He was born in Burlingame, Kan., and was a paratrooper in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Division during World War II in the European Theatre. Prior to his retirement, he worked for AL-CAN Highway as an engineer; he also worked for J.C. Penney, Sears and Ladd & Bush U.S. Bank. He enjoyed woodworking and making clocks.

He married Lorraine C. Strawn Nov. 24, 1937 in Aumsville. A daughter, Linda C. Luhroy, preceded him in death on July 4, 2000. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine C. 'Dolly' Trudgeon; brother, C.E. Trudgeon of Salem; and sister, Pearl Moses of Salem.

(courtesy of "Ann")

Grave marker for Roy and Lorraine "Dolly" Trudgeon in the Belcrest Memorial Park & Mausoleum, Salem (Marion county), Oregon.

Roy enlisted at Portland, OR on 6 January 1944 in Portland, OR. 

Pvt Trudgeon was transferred to the 508th from HQ 82nd Airborne on 3 October 1944. He served in  Company G and was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge for action during campaign, 18 Dec 1944 to 20 Feb 1945.

He was promoted to Pfc on 8 March 1945.


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