In Memory

Dennis Levesque

According to the California Death Index (1940-1997), Denis Felicien Levesque died on 2/15/1993.  He was born in Canada and died in Sonoma County, CA.

Denis's widow, the former Jill Rushmore of the Carlmont Class of 1965, informed us that Dennis changed his name back to the Canadian version Denis as an adult.  They had three sons now grown and among them there are five grandchildren.

Denis served in the US Army.  Quoting from an old undated newspaper clipping probably from the Belmont Courier, "Private First Class Dennis F. Levesque, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Levesque, 419 Chesterton, Belmont, was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge while participating in 'Operation Quyet Thang' in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division.

The Combat Infantryman Badge, mark of distinction for the fighting soldier, is awarded for sustained contact against an enemy in ground action.
A rifleman in Company A, 1st Battalion of the 25th's 5th Infantry near Cu Chi, Pvt. Levesque entered on active duty in August 1967, completed Basic Training at Ft. Bliss, Tex., and was stationed at Ft. Polk, La., prior to his arrival in Vietnam last January [presumably 1968].

He is a 1966 graduate of Carlmont High School and was employed by Schick Products, Inc., before entering the Army."

According to Jill Levesque, Denis received a Purple Heart while in Vietnam.

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08/25/16 06:39 AM #1    

Sharon Nichols (Roberts)

Dennis and I went to Jr Hi together at Green Oaks in East Palo Alto. I had a huge crush on him. Every time I hear the song! "Autumn Leaves" I think of Dennis. One of my friends in EPA was friends with him and she told me it was one of his favorite songs. I thought how cool that was for a kid to like an older song. 

09/08/16 02:25 PM #2    

Ian Cooke

I have very fond memories of playing basketball with Dennis especially after his transferring to Carlmont from Ravenswood!!  Sorry to learn of his passing!  RIP!

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