Armond J. Scioneaux
T-5 Sergeant
U. S. Army
WWII US Military
Dates of Service: 1941 - 07/14/1945
Medic assigned to Anti Aircraft Battery

Born in Vacherie, Louisiana. Armond quit high school and went to work. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941 before America entered the war. He served as a jeep driver and mail orderly with the 105th Anti-Aircraft Battalion, which was attached, he says, to eleven different divisions during the war. Armond crossed the Atlantic on the USS Argentina and participated in the invasion of North Africa on November 8, 1942. He fought at El Guettar in Tunisia, an engagement in which he says he lost "three good friends." He also earned a Silver Star. "They said it was for gallantry in action. Sometimes I say, "crazy in action," he quips about the medal. Armond says he was on the front lines for 717 days. He fought at Tunis, made the invasions of Sicily and Salerno, and participated in the drive on Rome. He was guarding prisoners when the war ended in Italy. Back home he was discharged on July 14, 1945 at Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg, Mississippi, as a T-5 sergeant. So accustomed to conditions in the field, Armond says he slept on the floor when he returned home. After passing a test for his high school diploma, he drove buses for Trailways for thirty-two years. He sums up his experiences in the war this way: "I had somebody very nice to me and was standing close to me all the time and that was the Lord."