The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
HQ & HQ Company

Pvt Walter L Choquette
Service # 19071264
Pvt Choquette was born in 1921 in Montana and was killed in action on June 12, 1944 at Grainges during the airborne invasion of Normandy.

Pvt Choquette is the son of Eugene Choquette [b. 1888 in Nebraska] a wholesale grocery salesman and the son of Gladys Riley Choquette [b. 1897 in Montana].

The 1930 US Census for Silver Bow, Butte County, Montana shows Walter residing at # 155 West Clalin [sp?] St with his parents and 2 brothers, Charles R [b 10-29-1918 in Montana died 3-31-1996 in TX] and Hugh E [b 12-12-1922 in Montana died 5-18-1997].

Pvt Choquette enlisted in the Army on March 4, 1942 at Missoula, Montana. His enlistment records states Walter had completed 2 years of College, was single and was employed in the entertainment industry.

Pvt Choquette was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French], the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Bronze Star and Arrowhead, the WW2 Victory Medal, the WW2 Honorable Service Lapel Button, Parachute Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Presidential Distinguished Unit Emblem.

Pvt Choquette is interred the Normandy American Cemetery, Colleyville-sur-Mer, France at Plot J Row 22 Grave 32.

{Note: The above information was provided by Sandra S Smith.}