Plymouth County

Verne B. Yoch

[Photograph published with short announcement LeMars Globe-Post, May 24, 1945]




Was With Seventeenth Airborne Division Fighting In Germany

Mr. and Mrs. James Yoch of LeMars received a telegram from the adjutant general’s office last Friday advising them that their son, “Paratrooper First Class Verne B. Yoch had been killed in action in Germany.” No other details were given and it may be some time before they receive further particulars.

Verne Yoch was born 20 years ago last December on a farm in Benton county and came to LeMars with his parents 10 years ago. He attended LeMars high school until he enlisted in June, 1943. He trained in Camp Roberts, Calif., Fort Benning, Georgia, Camps McCall, North Carolina and Forrest, Tenn., and went overseas last year and was with the Seventeenth Airborne Division, which has been attached to different armies on the western front.

In addition to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Yoch, the former a veteran of World War I, Verne is survived by a brother, Harold, who is in military service in the Southwest Pacific, and a sister, Rhodora, who teaches in Manilla, Iowa, schools.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, April 10, 1945


The above plate [photo] did not get back in time to be used with the announcement in Monday’s Globe-Post of memorial services to be held next Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Hildreth Memorial Church.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, May 24, 1945