Cerro Gordo County

Donald H. Boelman




Address: Meservey, Iowa
Entered: December 2, 1943
Branch: Naval Reserve
Trained: Farragut, Idaho; Port Hueneme, California; Pearl Harbor; Pelelieu, Palau Islands; Great Lakes, Illinois.
Embarkation: March 10, 1944
Returned: March 11, 1946
Theatre of Operation: Central Pacifc
Engagements: Western Carolines, Pelelieu, Palau Islands, Occupation of Pelelieu.
Awarded: American Theatre Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon W/1 Star; World War II Victory Medal.
Discharged: Great Lakes, Illinois, April 20, 1946
Rating: Carpenter’s Mate Second Class
Served: 28 months, 20 days  
Present Occupation: Store Clerk
Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. Ben Boelman, Sr.
Wife:  Mrs. Beverly Boelman
Son: Lon Craig Boelman

Source: Service Record Book of Men & Women World War II, Meservey, Iowa, p. 8 (photo included)