“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Franklin in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Edward V. Loustalot

Edward V. Loustalot Marker image. Click for full size.
September 8, 2018
1. Edward V. Loustalot Marker

2nd Lieutenant,
1st Ranger Battalion.
He was a native of
Franklin, Louisiana.
Killed in Dieppe raid
in France, August 19, 1942.
Loustalot was the first
American soldier to die
on European soil in
World War II.

Erected by American Legion Post 63 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4201.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is August 19, 1942.
Location. 29° 47.525′ N, 91° 29.873′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Louisiana, in St. Mary Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Willow Street (State Road 3096) and Eastwood Drive on Willow Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin LA 70538, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bayou Teche (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Mary Parish Courthouse War Memorial (about 700 feet away); St. Mary Parish Confederate Soldiers Monument (about 700 feet away); Battle Of Irish Bend (about 700 feet away); The Gunboat Diana (about 700 feet away); Jared Young Sanders
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September 8, 2018
2. Edward V. Loustalot Marker
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(about 800 feet away); Franklin (about 800 feet away); Charles Austin O'Niell (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2018.

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