William August (Bill) Boos

Bill Boos, 93, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 27, 2012. He was born in New Jersey on May 20, 1919, and later moved to Kansas, where he and his wife Edith raised their four children, William, Jr., Jean, Judith (Sara) and Jane. He joined the Army in 1937 and was stationed in Hawaii, where he learned HAM radio and Morse code, and was a lifeguard. He left the Army in November of 1940, and after Peal Harbor, he was the first man in his district to enlist in the war effort. Receiving training as a radio operator, he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, where he was wounded and was awarded the Purple Heart and two bronze stars for his valor. During his 34 years working for TWA as a lead mechanic (1952-1986), he volunteered as an auxiliary police officer for the Overland Park Police Dept. and was a Boy Scout leader. In his retirement he attained a HAM radio operator’s license (KBØESX) and volunteered his services through his club for many charitable causes. He leaves behind four children, a son-in-law, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren who will miss him greatly. A memorial celebration of his life will be held at the VFW Post 846, 8804 Grant Ave., Overland Park, KS, on Thursday, Dec. 13, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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