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George J Boehm

War: World War II
Parent/Wife: Conrad
City: Marshfield
Birth Date: 23 May 1922
Death Date: 28 Dec 1943
How Died: Kia
Where Died: New Guinea
Where Buried:
Rank: Pvt
Branch: Marines

Kia=Killed in Action
Dow=Died of Wounds
Dod=Died of Disease
Mia=Missing in Action

Stories

George Boehm was born May 23, 1922 in the town of Spencer. George lived with his parents, four sisters, two brothers and his grandma while growing up in Marshfield. As George got older, he graduated from Cameron school, and then later attended St. Johnís parochial school in Marshfield. While in school, working with his father, he was employed at Roddis Lumber and Veneer Plant.

After graduating, George signed up for services and received his basic training at Camp Elliot in San Diego, California. Not long after, he embarked for foreign duty in mid-summer without having an opportunity to go home. After George Boehm received his basic training, he was enlisted in the Marine Corps as a Private in December 1942. One year later he left for service overseas.

At the age of 21, on December 28th, 1941, George Boehm was killed while in action. This took place in New Guinea in the Southwest Pacific Theater of War. The telegram of his death sent to his family was signed by General Alexander Vandegrift. The Church Service was held at Christ the King Catholic Church the following Monday. The service was officiated by Pastor Joseph Graf.

Becca Feenstra
East Junior High

 


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