In Memory of
U.S. Army Private First Class
Ruben R. Bonnet
Eureka, South Dakota
McPherson County
September 2, 1925 – March 25, 1945
Killed in Action in Germany

Ruben R. Bonnet

Ruben R. Bonnet was born to Jacob and Emilia Bonnet at Leola, South Dakota, on September 2, 1925. He was at home with his family in Leola before he entered the service.

On February 3, 1944, Ruben Bonnet entered active service at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He was sent overseas to the European theater in October of 1944.

Private First Class Ruben Bonnet, 347th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry Division,  was killed in action on March 25, 1945, in Germany.  He was buried at Plot F, Row 13, Grave 19, at Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

Ruben was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Sheila Hansen and Lois Groft. Information for this entry was provided by an application for a SD veteran’s bonus payment.