In Memory of
Technical Sergeant
Vernon E. Bosseler
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Minneahaha County
February 16, 1922 Ė December 24, 1944
Killed in Action over Germany

Vernon E. Bosseler

Vernon E. Bosseler was born on February 16, 1922 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Eugene and Louise Bosseler.  He grew up in Sioux Falls and enlisted with the army on June 1, 1940 immediately after his graduation from Washington High School.

Bosseler began his training on June 21st in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  He served within the continental United States through June 30, 1944 and left for foreign duty on July 1, 1944.  Bosseler was a top turret radio gunner on a B-17 in the 8th Air Force. 

Technical Sergeant Vernon E. Bosseler was killed in action over Germany on December 24, 1944.  Mrs. Louise Bosseler received a letter from the Adjutant Generalís Office which confirmed her sonís death.  Part of this letter read as follows:

I know the sorrow this message has brought you and it is my hope that in time
the knowledge of his heroic service to his country, even unto death, may be of
sustaining comfort to you.  I extend to you my deepest sympathy.

T/Sgt. Bosselerís body was laid to rest in Cambridge.  Technical Sergeant Vernon E. Bosseler will always be remember with admiration and respect as he sacrificed his life for the United States of America.

This entry was respectfully submitted by Paige Kuiper, Senior, Sioux Falls Christian High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, April 5, 2002.  Information for this entry was provided by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and South Dakota Veterans Bonus Records.