A former Chesterton resident serving in the U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne
Division died on Saturday in North Carolina, the U.S. Army said.
Spc. George James Desormeaux II, 34, was found unresponsive at his home in
Cameron, N.C., according to a statement released on Tuesday.
The cause of death is under investigation.
Spc. Desormeaux was a chemical specialist with Headquarters and Headquarters
Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd
Spc. Desormeaux joined the U.S. Army in August 1995 and was honorably
discharged in January 2003. He rejoined the U.S. Army in May 2005.
His awards and decorations include the NATO Medal, the Army Achievement
Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the
National Defense Service Medal, the Army Forces Expeditionary Medal, the
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Ribbon, the
Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service
Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Parachutist Badge.
Spc. Desormeaux is survived by his wife, Patricia E. Desormeaux of Cameron,
NC.; his mother, Christina Jo Traxler of LaPorte; and his father, George