COL Albert L. Fournier was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 03/12/2005 at the age of 70.8 from Oral Cancer
North Monmouth, ME
Flight Class 59-5
Date of Birth 05/07/1934
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 1/9 CAV in 66-67, SPECIAL PROJECT in 71-72

More detail on this person: ALBERT L. 'SONNY' FOURNIER 1934-2005 NORTH MONMOUTH -- Colonel Albert L. Fournier, 70, of 395 Wilson Pond Road, North Monmouth, passed away on March 12, 2005, at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston. Born in Lewiston on May 5, 1934, he was the son of Albert H. Fournier and Eva Malo LaCroix. He graduated from St. Dominic's High School in 1954 and entered into the Norwich University ROTC program, where he was commissioned as a 1st lieutenant in the Army in 1958. He was a helicopter pilot trained at Liberty Army Air Field, Fort Stewart, Ga. While serving two tours in Vietnam, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Vietnam Cross for Gallantry. After 30 years of service, he retired as colonel with the National Guard in Augusta in 1986. He served with the military attaché in Paris, France, and the military attaché in the Congo. He was a great hockey player, loved fishing and hunting, and was an avid coin collector and also loved to travel. He was predeceased by his father and his first wife, Doris Berube Fournier. Al is survived by his wife, Lorette of North Monmouth; his mother, Eva Malo La Croix of Lewiston; his sister, Suzanne LaCroix and her companion, Stacey Anderson, of Scarborough; two stepsons, Tony Towns and wife Susan of Livermore, Chuck Towns and wife Kelly of Mount Vernon; one stepdaughter, Sherry Arbour of Monmouth; and two stepgrandchildren, Christine Towns and Jacob Garand. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Interment will be at the Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Albert & Burpee Funeral Home, 253 Pine St., Lewiston. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, Maine Division Inc., 1 Maine St., Suite 300, Topsham 04086; or the Sts. Peter and Paul Restoration Fund, 27 Bartlett St., Lewiston 04240. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home in Lewiston is in charge of arrangements.

Burial information: Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta, ME

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