Honor Roll book 2nd edition, now available

Belleville Sons Honor Roll - Remembering the Men Who Paid for Our Freedom

Second Edition, in print or download

The 174-page second edition updates information from the 106-page original printing, including more information on Belleville actions in the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and peacetime casualties.

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Book cover revised February 2009

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Belleville Sons Honor Roll


Walter Kidde plant supports armed forces

"It's a well known fact among older generation folks here in town that it was Walter Kidde who helped Belleville win the Second World War. While thousands of our own fighting men engaged our enemies around the globe, from Tokyo to Berlin and many unpleasant places in between and beyond, our highly skilled work force toiled without tiring in our factories producing copious quantities of war materials that would not fail at the moment when our town's sons most needed them to work right. There was no slip-shod work going on here. You didn't know whose son might need the equipment you were producing in a perilous moment. So, every piece was made as though someone you knew might need it in battle..."

Continue reading this fascinating tale of Belleville in World War II compiled by Norman Price at Village of Second River.