Undated, unidentified clipping in a scrapbook at the Saranac Lake Veteran's Club.Born: c. 1923

Died: June, 1944

Oliver LaRose was a World War II veteran; he was killed in action while serving with the Army Paratroops in France.  He was a son of Mrs. Alta LaRose of 150 River Street.


Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 21, 1948

FUNERAL RITES CONDUCTED FOR PVT. LAROSE

Relatives, friends, class mates and war time buddies paid final tribute this afternoon to Pvt. Oliver L. LaRose, 21, at military funeral services at 2 o'clock in the Church of St. Luke the Beloved Physician.

Pvt. LaRose, a World War II casualty, was killed in France in June, 1944 while serving with the Army Paratroops. His body was brought back to this country last week and was escorted to Saranac Lake yesterday.

The Rev. Ernest B. Mounsey, rector of the church, officiated at the service. Honor guards representing all veterans organizations of the village escorted the body to and from the church to its final resting place in the family plot in Pine Ridge cemetery.

Pall bearers were Raymond and Robert Dupree, Ronald Leahy, William Goetz, Thomas Oddy, Forrest Morgan, Oliver Boula and Nathan Pratt. A firing squad from the National Guard units of this village fired volleys at the grave as "Taps" were sounded by the bugler.

Pvt. LaRose was born in Saranac Lake and was graduated from the Saranac Lake High school. He was ordered to overseas duty in the fall of 1943 and was among the first unit of the paratroopers to land in France during the Normandy invasion.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Alta M. LaRose; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel D'Onofrio and Miss Lillian LaRose and two brothers, Raymond, and Donald LaRose, all of Saranac Lake.

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