Walter F. Army

Walter F. Army, 91, of Falmouth died on April 2.

He was born in Worcester, the son of Walter H. Army and Josephine M. (Scullero) Army.

In 1940, after his parents died, Mr. Army joined the US National Guard and trained at Camp Edwards in the Yankee Division.

On D-Day, June 6, 1944, he was on a landing craft on Utah Beach during the Allied forces’ invasion of Normandy. Months later he sustained near-fatal injuries in Metz, Germany.

He went on to marry Josephine Perrucci and raise a family.

Mr. Army, known to friends and family as Bud, leaves his son, Richard Army of Santa Cruz, California; his daughter, Joyce Yarrow, and son-in-law, Peter Yarrow, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island; and his granddaughter, Alexandra Yarrow of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

He was preceded in death by his wife and all seven of his siblings.


Visiting hours will be on Monday, April 7, from 9 to 10:30 AM in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 584 West Falmouth Highway, West Falmouth, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 AM at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 481 Quaker Road, North Falmouth, and burial in the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne at 12:30 PM.


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