The three survivors regroup once on the ground. They get in contact with two french family, Truffaut and Lebruman; Lucien french proficiency considerably help the communication. Charles Word leaves east while Tétrault and Morin are brought to the orange stone barn of the Lebruman family who gives them food.
During the day, Charles Lebruman goes where the plane crashed where 16 unidentifiable burned buddies lie. He retrieved 9 nameplates he then gave to Lucien Tétrault who was greatly upset.
After a couple of days hidden in the barn ad knowing their presence puts their host in danger, the two men choose to leave for the beaches. They were able to escape a meeting with the enemy during which Lucien is hit by a fir arm. They finally reach the American lines alive with the help of a young boy who found them in the woods. Lucien is tended to on the battle field than hospitalised in England
Returning to civilian life, Lucien goes back to Brooklyn (New York) to his wife Esther and the Morello family. He found work as a machinist. Life resumes its course and two sons coming soon after complete his family.
Lucien Tétrault has a real entrepreneurial spirit. With his brother, Max Weiss, he started a manufacturing plant in the field of jewelry named Lu-Max manufacturing Company in which he exercises has the Machinist. After the plant in New York, they are building a studio in Springfield (New Jersey) and supply several business areas of New York and New England.
In 1950, Lucien left Brooklyn and moved to Springfield, where he built a small ranch style home. Esther maintains close ties with his sister Connie and Lucien shares interests with his brother in law Joe Morello. The families meet regularly; they accumulate precious memories of happy camping trips and memorable fishing adventures in boats managed by the resourceful companions.
After 5-7 years of partnership with his brother, Lucien decides to sell its interests to seize new opportunities. Looking for a way to properly support his young family in a different area from his previous achievements, he invests in a newspaper delivery service in Asbury Park (NJ). In 1957, he bought a ranch -style house in Neptune (New Jersey), where the family moved in.
Lucien was not particularly interested in the new company, but the income it generates suit him. He puts his skills to the company, which soon experienced significant growth and developed an excellent reputation for reliable and efficient service. Always looking for new experiences and ways to generate additional income, he bought a used press and starts printing its own invoices and sell blank invoices to other companies. He succeeded in financing the cost of education for his sons respectively attending Rutgers University and Georgetown University.
It was at this time that, following a seizure while driving, Esther got diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. She was transferred to a hospital in New York for surgery and treatments that leaves her half-paralyzed; she is confined in the hospital for several months. Despite his work, Lucien covers the distance several times a week to visit his wife; this test is very difficult for him and his sons aged 11 and 13 years old. Back at the house for a period of convalescence, Esther died January 7, 1962 at the age of 39.
In 1964, Lucien marries Jacqueline, a native of France and mother of two children. The new couple moves into a more spacious home meeting the new family needs. After about eight years together, the couple divorced in 1972.
In 1980, Lucien sells the newspapers delivery service he directed for 23 years and is retiring. On board of a recreational vehicle, he traveled for a year throughout the United States with his faithful dog Princess. In the 20 years following the tour, he lives alternatively between his home in Florida in the winter and visits to his family living north in the summer. He always chooses campgrounds lake where he can get in the water a small boat and catch some fish for his meal.
Known affectionately as Lu, he is adept of outdoors, fishing and camping; his exceptional landscaping makes the envy of its neighbors. He is recognized for his phenomenal memory, ability to tell his many experiences, his interest in sharing his memories, his ability to discuss current issues as well as for his talents in chess, skittles and iron.
In 2003, health problems prompted him to leave Florida to settle permanently in Connecticut where he holds several family meetings and particularly on Father's Day. Lucien is filled by the presence of his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren. In 2010, a surprise party was organized to celebrate its 90th anniversary; on this occasion her daughter Jessica presents a retrospective of the life of Lucien, a joyous and touching moment for all participants
After a long fight against diseases, including heart, vascular and renal problems, Lucien Tétrault died peacefully on August 11, 2011 at the age of 91 after a very busy life, surrounded by his family. The following year, the family gathers in Lake George (New York), this place that was so dear to him; his ashes were scattered at a memorial ceremony.
He is survived by two son, Stanley Lucien Tolland (Connecticut) and John Roland Baltimore (Maryland), her daughters Elizabeth and Patricia and four grandchildren (Jessica, Joshua, and Phillip Andre) and three back- grandchildren (Cole, Lucien and Madeleine). His sister, Lucille, of Ockalawaha (Florida), Bobby's niece, her nephew Allan and his wife Melinda as well as many friends and family whom have lost a loved one who marked their lives. They will keep a living memory of him.
Additional research should be conducted by Allan, son of Ida Tétrault, to complement and share the story of the family of Lucien Tétrault.
Thanks to Fabrice Martin who allowed us to use his photo
Biographical notes submitted by Stanley Tetrault