Maurice Emile Cyr

Maurice Emile Cyr Maurice Emile Cyr passed away June 28, 2013, at the West L.A. Veterans Hospital in Los Angeles.

Services were held July 11, at Forest Lawn in Cypress, Calif. He received a military burial on July 12 at Arvin Cemetery in Bakersfield.

Maurice was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Madawaska, Maine. A veteran of the United States Army, he served in World War II as a first responder in the liberation of Dachau prisoners, and also served as a Color Guard at the Dachau Nazi trials of 1946. He served in the Army Reserves until called to the Korean War conflict. For his bravery he received the Korean Service Medal, three Bronze Service Stars, a Purple Heart and a Combat Infantry Badge. He was honorably discharged in 1951.

He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th Degree, American Legion, VFW WWII and Korean War, WWII Charter Member and Disabled American Veterans.

Maurice is survived by his wife, two children, and two grandchildren.

We celebrate his life and remember his love of country, family and fishing. He is loved and will be sorely missed.

Submitted by the family of Maurice Emile Cyr

Story First Published: 2013-07-17