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MSgt. Lucien George Fugere, USAF (Ret.)

Obituary for MSgt. Lucien George Fugere, USAF (Ret.)

September 30, 1921 - May 22, 2020
Daly City, California | Age 98

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MSgt. Lucien G. Fugere, (Ret) 98 died May 22, 2020 at Mills Pennisula Medical Center in Burlingame, CA. He was born on September 30, 1921 in Springfield, MA to Lucien and Eva (Zschau) Fugere. Lou was a resident of Daly City, CA. He survived his beloved wife Elizabeth (Daley) who died on February 27, 1992. Married on July 26, 1947 there were no children. He retired from the Air Force in 1964 serving 23 years.
He leaves his nieces, Cynthia Fugere and Alesia Fugere, his nephews Erik Motyl and Bret Motyl and his cousin Sr.Harriet Cutting.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corp February 13, 1941. During WWII, he served in the European Theater of Operations in North Africa from October 6, 1943 to September 13, 1944. He was a decorated combat veteran during WWII. On 3/1/43 he was promoted to Tech Sergeant. He participated in the Campaign Air Offensive Europe Napes-Foggia, North Apennines and Anzio. He was responsible for Aerial Reconnaissance and Mapping. T/Sgt. Fugere received a Purple Heart for wounds received in action over Romania on May 5, 1944. He was shot down over Ploesti M/Y and taken prisoner in Bucharest, Romania. He was a Prisoner of War from May 5, 1944 to August 31, 1944. Upon return to the United States he was assigned to Stewart Field, Newburgh, New York, to the photo lab.
He will be buried next to his wife Elizabeth at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona with full military honors.


National Memorial Cemetery
23029 Cave Creek Road
Phonex, AZ 85024
(480) 513-1412

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