In Memory of
US Army Staff Sergeant
Lloyd P. Belmont
Hill City, South Dakota
August 9, 1918 - January 13, 1945
Killed in Action in Belgium
Lloyd P. Belmont was born in Hill City, South Dakota on August 9, 1918. His
parents were Harry M. and Edna (Endicott) Belmont. Lloyd’s mom passed away when
he was just an infant. His father and his grandmother, Mary Jane Belmont,
raised him. Lloyd loved the outdoors and enjoyed horses. On March 23, 1932,
Lloyd was given the Palmer Method of Business Writing Award at Chicago,
Illinois. He graduated from grade school on May 12, 1932 and continued on to
high school, graduating from Hill City High School on May 15, 1936. Following
graduation, Lloyd attended auctioneer school in Chilicothe, Missouri, and then
joined his father in the auctioneer business until he entered the military.
Lloyd married Corliss Jones prior to being sent overseas. After Lloyd left to
serve his country, his son, Gary, was born on September 27, 1944. Lloyd never
saw his son.
Lloyd was a US Army Staff Sergeant serving his country in Europe. His family
always heard the story that his assigned duty was that of a medic. Staff
Sergeant Belmont died in Belgium on January 13, 1945, in the Battle of the Bulge
where he reportedly was retrieving the injured from the front lines. Staff
Sergeant Lloyd Belmont is buried at the American Military Cemetery in
Luxemburg. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
We greatly appreciate the sacrifice US Army Staff Sergeant Lloyd P. Belmont
made to his country and the protection of its freedom.
This entry was respectfully
submitted by Haley Walker and Brady Pinney, seniors, Wall High School, Wall,
South Dakota, March 8, 2002. Information for this entry was provided by Frances
Pettit, cousin of Staff Sergeant Lloyd P. Belmont, and Iola Belmont, wife of
Milo Belmont, cousin of Staff Sergeant Lloyd P. Belmont.