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World War II


Sergeant, U. S. Army. Home address: Bartlesville, Washington County. Dr. and Mrs. Vernon A. Boucher, Parents, 1321 Cherokee, Bartlesville. Born November 27, 1922. Enlisted October 13, 1942. Decorations: two Presidential Unit Citations; Order of the Purple Heart awarded posthumously. Graduated from Bartlesville High School in 1940, where he lettered in track and was member of National Athletic Scholarship Society. and National Honor Society. Attended the University of Oklahoma, Norman. Talented in voice and piano and was member of the Men's Glee Club, the Men's Quartet, and the a cappella choir at the University of Oklahoma. Arrived in Luxembourg in January, 1945, and assigned to the 4th Division, Third Army, which received citations for rescue at Bastogne and ~or the capture of more than 100,000 Germans in the Ruhr. Died March 25, 1945, in action at Hanau, Germany.

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