Memorial Names

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LOUIS ALFRED DUQUETTE

Seaman GUnners Mate 3rd class

Navy

HOME : BEND, OR

Plaque : Wall 1, Row D, Col 7

Louis A. DuQuette was born on a ranch outside of Bend, Oregon on June 9, 1930 to Alfred and Frances DuQuette. He had a brother Donald G. DuQuette (Sharon) and two sisters, Wilma Arlene Alexander (Kenneth) and Julia Whitehead (Jim). He completed the 8th grade then went to work with his family on a commercial fishing boat. Louis enlisted in the US Navy on September 15, 1947. He was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. Louie (Duke) served aboard the USS Juneau CLAA119. He served during the Occupation of Japan in WWII, then in the Korean War. This ship was also known as The Galloping Ghost of the Korean Coast, for its ability to get into an area and out without being seen. Some of the Ports of Call for the USS Juneau were along the coast of Japan, the coast of Korea, Italy, the Mediterranean, North Atlantic, Pacific, Panama Canal, Straight of Juan De Fuga and Puget Sound, Washington state, etc. to see the other ports and the history of the USS Juneau CLAA 119 go to ussjuneau.net/claa 119 Louis also served aboard the USS Los Angeles CA135. Ports of Call Kosong, Korea & Haeju Man Korea. Louis attained the rank of Seaman Gunners Mate 3rd class. He made many lasting friends and attended several of the Ships reunions for the USS Juneau. He served his country with pride and honor. He was proud of his service and told many experiences; and a few escapades typical of a young man. Louis was Honorably discharged on August 31, 1951; recommended for reenlistment. He served for 4 years minus about 15 days. Louis had 2 failed marriages then met his soul mate, Lila, and they were married in 1956. Together they raised five precious children, Teresa Lyons (Keith), Charyl, Don DuQuette (Patty), Chris Basile (John) and Tamara Schaefer (Terry) other extended family Lester Schaefer, Kay Smith, Sue RObinette and Larry Sheirls. Many grand children and great grandchildren. Louis loved family gatherings and was always willing to teach them any thing they showed an interest in learning. Louis worked for 37 years as head saw filer for Roseburg Forest Products, also known as Roseburg Lumber. He retired in 1992 and went to work for Pacific Hoe. Louie was inducted in to the Hall of Fame for the Saw Filers Association September of 1993. Louis went to be with his Savior on November 17, 2011. RIP Louis. Thank you all from all of us for your service to the country and the love and care you showed to your family and friends. BON VOYAGE Til we meet again. You are missed. We love you always.

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POW

KIA

MIA

Medals

Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal-Asia, China Service Medal (Extended), National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Navy E: Ribbon, Combat Action Ribbon, Republic of Korea War Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation

Theatre of Operation

KOREA