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ARMY PVT KIA DURING WWII TO BE BURIED IN BOZEMAN

May 25, 2019

Army Pvt. William A. Boegli, Killed During World War II, to Buried in Bozeman

Funeral Service and Interment with Full Military Honors to be Held Saturday, May 25

Bozeman, MONT. (May 17, 2019)  Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory today announced that the remains of Army Pvt. William A. Boegli, 25, of Sedan, Montana, who was killed in action during World  War II, will be returned to Bozeman, Montana, on Thursday, May 23.  A funeral service and interment with full military honors will be held on Saturday, May 25.

According to a press release issued by The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) on December 17, 2018, “On Sept. 30, 1944, Boegli was killed while attempting to lead a group of litter bearers to evacuate wounded servicemen. His remains were not recovered following the war.”  The DPAA press release also states that an unidentified set of remains was buried on Anguar Island in 1944; the remains were disinterred and sent to Fort McKinley, now the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines, for permanent burial; and on January 20, 2016,  they were again disinterred and sent to Hawaii to identify the remains.  The full press release can be read at:  https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1715437/soldier-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-boegli-w/

“We are saddened that his remains were not identified while his sister and brothers were still living,” said nephew, Don McHenry.  “They never knew that their brother was a hero and received the Silver Star and the Purple Heart for his actions leading the litter bearers.”

Army Pvt. Boegli’s casket will arrive in Bozeman on Thursday, May 23, at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport at 12:57 P.M.  There will be a Patriot Guard Rider escort to Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service, located at 113 South Willson in Bozeman.  The 11-mile procession route is as follows:  upon leaving the airport, the procession will travel to the I-90 East exit and take the interstate to the East Main Street exit, travel west down Main Street, and travel south on Willson to the funeral home.

A Funeral Service will be held at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service on Saturday, May 25, at 11:00 A.M., followed by interment with full military honors at approximately 11:30 A.M. at Sunset Hills Cemetery in the veteran’s section.

“We are honored to be part this final journey for Army Pvt. Boegli,” said Chris Remely, owner and funeral director at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service.  “We hope the community will come and support the family and pay their respects for his service and ultimate sacrifice.  It is fitting that we are honoring him Memorial Day weekend.”

For more information please call 406.587.3184 or visit www.dokkennelson.com.

About Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory

Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service & Crematory is a full-service funeral home that has been serving the Gallatin Valley for more than 100 years.  Dokken-Nelson is committed to providing families with caring, compassionate service to help make a difficult time a little easier—working with loved ones to create meaningful life celebrations.  They offer customized memorial items, video tributes, and they are the pre-planning leader in the Gallatin Valley.  For more information please call 406.587.3184 or visit www.dokkennelson.com.



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