Grave marker for Joseph J. Bonvillain
in Section 48 Site 2544 of the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside
Joseph enlisted at enlisted at Shreveport, LA; on October 12, 1942 and
was initially assigned to Company E. He was transferred to
the Service Company in May 1944 and remained in that group until the was
discharged on November 1, 1945.
Joseph participated in the jump into Holland and was
awarded the Bronze Service Arrowhead device for his role in that air
"Redeye", as he
was called, served at least some of his time in Service Company as the
driver for Battalion Commander, Lt. Col Mendez.