Lyon County

Pvt. Lawrence Bos



Two Sons of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bos Sr. of Inwood, Iowa (Pvt. Lawrence Bos & T/Sgt. Richard Bos Jr.)


Pvt. Lawrence Bos entered the service Nov. 27, 1942, and also had his training at Ft. Leavenworth. He then was sent to Camp Beale, Calif. for his training in the tank division. While stationed at California he married Gertrude Bobeldyke of Inwood, Iowa, on August 25, 1943. He then was sent to Camp Bowie, Texas, on maneuvers. After maneuvers he received a furlough and at that time became the proud father of a baby boy born on March 11, 1944. He was ordered to Fort Meade, Maryland, and then took a boat for overseas duty somewhere in England. After being in England three months, he was moved to a different camp and is now stationed in France with a Casual Replacement Division.

His wife and son, Richard John, are making their home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bobeldyke.

These two BOS brothers haven’t seen each other for 2 ½ years and were unable to contact one another while both were stationed in England at one time.

Pvt. Lawrence Bos
Armored Co. F. Casual
APO No. 15296, c/o Postmaster
New York City, New York.

Source: The Sioux Center News, Thursday, Sept. 28, 1944 (photos included)