|Birth: ||Aug. 31, 1915|
South Dakota, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 1943|
Moody County Enterprise
August 26, 1943
Two Moody County Homes Sacrifice Sons for Country.
Elmer Bonrud, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bonrud, Gives Up Life in Southwest Pacific Area.
The formal telegram forwarded from the war department, yet withal carrying a note of sympathy, reached Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bonrud Wednesday morning, advising them that their son, Elmer L., had on August first, given up his life in the service of his country, in fighting in the southwest Pacific area.
Those parents, like many others whose sons have made the supreme sacrifice on distant fields, have little information, little comfort, beyond the news conveyed so briefly by such a telegram. They can only hope that some day a comrade or a chplain will find time to communicate to them the circumstances which attended his last hour and the rites which marked interment and the military honors which are then accorded.
He was attached to an infantry division, but in what locality is not definitely known. Elmer, 28 years of age, was inducted into service July 10, 1942. He went to the west coast for a training period but in an abnormally short time was sent overseas without having had the privilege of a furlough to come home.
He was born in Grovena township, Moody county, and was reared there. He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Mrs. James (Cora) Benson of Moody county, and Mrs. Carl (Bernice) Ambrocuissen of Colton; by a brother, Lester, living near Sherman, and his grandmother, Mrs. Ole Bonrud of Dell Rapids.
Edwin O. Bonrud (1881 - 1955)
Caroline Serine Olson Bonrud (1887 - 1972)
Cora O. Bonrud Benson (1912 - 1997)*
Elmer Leonard Bonrud (1915 - 1943)
Lester V. Bonrud (1918 - 1998)*
South Dakota, USA
Created by: dells
Record added: Feb 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65607617
Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice you made for our Country during WWII with the 37th Infantry Division.|
Added: Aug. 21, 2013