The Lusk Herald
January 18, 1945
Former Node Youth Killed in Action
T/S Harold L. Grout, formerly of Node, Wyo., was reported missing last August and then in November his wife, who resides at Firth, Idaho, received a telegram stating that he had been killed in action, but no other details were given. Besides his wife he leaves two small children. Mrs. Henry Ruffing of Hat Creek is a sister and another sister, Mrs. Hazel Cooper, resides at Hawk Springs, Wyo.
The Grout family formerly lived in the Node community and Technician Grout was a student of the Lusk High School. He was serving with the engineers in France when he was killed.
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Harold L Grout
Inducted From: Idaho
Rank: Technician Grade Five
Combat Organization: 206th Engineers Combat Battalion
Death Date: 18 Aug 1944
Monument: Brittany, France
Last Known Status: Buried
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal
Hazel M. Cooper (September 22, 1905 - May 3, 1994)Henry George Ruffing (June 15, 1905 - May 25, 1964)Kenneth William Ruffing (May 7, 1934 - July 11, 1987)Sophia Thelma Ruffing (December 2, 1913 - October 27, 1976)Fred Thomas (August 3, 1932 - August 29, 1992)Jean Thomas (July 3, 1936 - July 22, 2008)
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