*last update 7/26/2022

Military Involvement

 

Servicemen - V surnames KIA POW Died/nonbattle
VanHorn, B. H. Jr. X X  
VanHorn, Francois Harry X    
Vennard, Leslie B. DOW    
Vorce, Raymond A. X    

Jack Clyde Vance was born Dec. 18, 1921 to Clyde B. and Helen Hatfield Vance. He died Sept. 11, 1943 and is buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Des Moines, IA.

Petty Officer Vance served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Savannah (CL-42) and died aboard that ship while in performance of his duties.

Source: ancestry.com


Robert John VandenBranden was born Sept. 8, 1922 to Chester H. and Lillian J. Henkelman Vandenbranden. He died June 23, 1994 and is buried in Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Adel,, IA.

Cpl. VandenBranden served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com


Randall Wayne Vanderpool was born June 15, 1922 to William and Berl Baker Vanderpool. He died Mar. 21, 2010 and is buried in Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Adel, IA.

Pvt. Vanderpool served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com


Edward Alvin VanDyke was born Dec. 13, 1919 to Jacob A. and Barbara Dereus VanDyke. He died Dec. 11, 1992 and is buried in Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Adel, IA.

Petty Officer VanDyke served with the U.S. Navy in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com


Donald Monroe VanHorne was born Mar. 13, 1917 to Arthur Cornelius and Lillian Iva Hanna Van Horne. He died Oct. 22, 1945 and is buried in Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery, Des Moines, IA.

Chief Petty Officer Van Horne served in World War II with the U.S. Navy.

Source: ancestry.com


Frederick Charles VanPelt was born May 17, 1927 to Frederick C. and Katherine Swallow VanPelt. He died May 16, 2010 and is buried in Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Adel, IA.

Sgt. VanPelt served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War iI.

Source: ancestry.com


Marvin Allen VanSickle was born Aug. 1, 1928 to Harlan and Leora Williams VanSickle. He died May 4, 2017 and is buried in Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Adel, IA.

Petty Officer VanSickle served in World War II with the U.S. Navy and was involved in the Navy’s first and second atomic bomb tests, known as Operation Crossroads. He was later called back to serve in the Korean War.

Source: ancestry.com


Sammy Dewayne Vaughn was born Mar. 4, 1923 to Samuel and Nellie Stevenson Vaughn. He died Feb. 22, 2000 and is buried in Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Adel, IA.

Sgt. Vaughn served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com


Layton Paul Vermie was born Oct. 1, 1916 to Paul V. and Anna M. Johnson Vermie. He died May 19, 1944 and is memorialized at the Tablets of the Missing, Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands and has a cenotaph in Warren-Powers Cemetery, Adelphi, IA.

2nd Lt. Vermie served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps 570th Bomber Squadron, 390th Bomber Group, Heavy and was MIA/KIA in the European area and awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com; abmc.gov


Michael John Versackas was born Feb. 3, 1922 to Mike and Victoria Pecukonis Versackas. He died Apr. 4, 2011 and is buried in Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Adel, IA.

LtJG Versackas served with the U.S. Navy in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com


Veryl B. Viggers was born Jan. 24, 1925 to Charles William and Leith Brazelton Viggers. He died Feb. 18, 2005 and is buried in Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Adel, IA.

Petty Officer Viggers served with the U.S. Navy in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com


Calvin Charles Virden was born Mar. 1, 192t to George C. and Minnie Mary Hoffman Virden. He died Oct. 25, 1944 and is memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines.

Petty Officer Virden served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Johnston (DD-557) and was KIA when that vessel was attacked and sunk in the South Pacific. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com


John Henry Vogt was born Dec. 31, 1918 to John A. and Edith E. Cramer Vogt. He died Mar. 2, 2011 and is buried in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.

Capt. Vogt served in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Source: ancestry.com



ServiceMen Research done by WWII Researcher, Pat Holt Juon, Mar & Aug 2019; updated Mar & Jun 2020; updated Jul 2022

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