PVT Vincent F. Picard - The son of Frank and Hannah (King) Picard, Vincent was born in Northborough on 25 July 1895.  He was mustered into service on 5 October 1917 at Camp Devens, MA. Shortly after April 1918, he embarked for France.  He was attached to Company F, 327th Infantry Regt, 82nd Division.  Late on the afternoon of 9 October 1918, while in action at the Battle of Argonne Forest, he was hit in the abdomen by shrapnel from an exploding shell and died later that day after being evacuated to an aid station.


Post History:

Charter Members of  Vincent F. Picard Post 234, ​The American Legion 

The following World War veterans submitted a request for a Post Charter to Massachusetts Department of the American Legion in October of 1919. The charter for the Vincent F. Picard Post 230, The American legion charter was granted on November 1, 1919. Due to a Department error in Post Number assignments two Posts were granted the 230 charter. A subsequent correction was made and the number 234 was assigned to Northborough’s Post

Francis P. Bodreau

Herman L. Peinze

Charles C. Brigham

Walter A. Peinze

James J. Buchanan

William A. Richards

Harold R. Burbank

William B. Walker

Philias C. Desrosier

Mathew J. Walsh

Louis H. Guertin

Ernest A. Williams

Elliott J. Miller

Henry P. Woodward

George W. Nelson