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
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.