“Journeys with a Gratiot Cemetarian” 7:4 Louis Richard Trogan, World War II Veteran, Lafayette Cemetery

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Louis Richard Trogan was born January 6, 1923, to Richard and Rose Trogan. He was one of four children. Louis served in the infantry in the South Pacific during World War II and he was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal for his service. After the war, he returned to Bay City where he was a member of the Bay City Fire Department for 32 years, retiring as assistant chief. He was married to his wife, Virginia, for 67 years. Together they had one son, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Louis was a member of the VFW, Order of the Purple Heart, and the DAV. He volunteered for several military organizations such as the VA hospital. Louis passed away on January 24, 2014. Louis Richard Trogan rests in Lafayette Township Cemetery. He is one of many Gratiot County men and women who served their county, state, and country during a time of war.

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