Historic Hood River
Corporal Melvin Le Francq
For this Veterans’ Day we have this image with the caption, “Corporal Melvin Le Francq, gas and bomb instructor at French training camp.” He safely returned to Hood River in July 1919.
Corporal Le Francq’s father, Leon Le Francq, immigrated to Hood River from Belgium. He was a local farmer, with newspaper accounts linking him to Twin Oaks Farm and Paradise Farms, both farms we’re familiar with.