Plymouth County

Cpl. James Bogenrief





Mrs. B.A. Bogenrief of Melbourne reports that her son, Corporal James Bogenrief, who is in a hospital at Ft. Bliss, Texas, with rheumatic fever, is progressing favorably.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, March 16, 1943

News of the Merrill Service Men
From Merrill Service Men’s Newspaper

James A. Bogenrief, Cpl., 138th Army Band, AAATC, Ft. Bliss, T4x., besides his regular band duties plays in a dance band and a special band that plays for shows and on Tuesday nights for a radio program called, “Silver for Soldiers.”  The regular band meets all in coming and out going troop trains. His wife is with him.

Source: The LeMars Sentinel, Friday, April 14, 1944

Cpl. and Mrs. James A. Bogenrief left for El Paso, Texas, on Friday after spending a furlough in the B. A. Bogenrief home and with Mr. and Mrs. Gus Becker of Scotland, S.D.  James is stationed at Ft. Bliss, Texas.

Source: The Globe-Post, May 18, 1944

Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Bogenrief, of Merrill, left tonight for El Paso, Tex., where they will visit their son, Jim Bogenrief, who is stationed at Fort Bliss. He plays in the band of the anti-aircraft unit.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, February 22, 1945