Lawrence H. Bosshard – Colonel, United States Marine Corps

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From a contemporary press report:

Lawrence H. Bosshard, 71, a former financial officer with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of the National Capital Area, died of congestive heart failure Saturday, June 3, 1989 at the Veterans Hospital in Bay Pines, Florida.

Colonel Bosshard moved to Pinellas Park, Florida, in 1984 after retiring from the National Security Industrial Association in Washington in 1983.

He was born in West Concord, Minnesota, he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1941 and served as a company commander in the infantry in the Pacific, where he was badly wounded by gunfire twice during beach landings.

After combat duty in the Korean War, Colonel Bosshard served as controller at the Marine flight center near Richmond and in Barstow, California. He was on a special Marine board during the Vietnam War.

After retiring from a post at the Navy Annex in Arlington in 1972, he was director of regional financial services for Blue Cross until 1977, when he began studying business administration at Northern Virginia Community College. He received an associate degree in 1978. In Florida, Coonell Bosshard was treasurer of the Retired Officers Club of St Petersburg and president of his homeowners association.

His awards included two Purple Hearts and the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V. He is survived by his wife, Helen Bosshard; a daughter, Nancy Dunn of Renton, Wash.; a son, Stephen Bosshard of Lebanon, NJ; and four grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 9 am Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.


BOSSHARD, HELEN

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 05/31/1918
  • DATE OF DEATH: 07/24/2000
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/31/2000
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 66  SITE 5789
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • WIFE OF BOSSHARD, LAWRENCE H  – COL US MARINE CORPS

BOSSHARD, LAWRENCE H

  • COL   US MARINE CORPS
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 05/01/1918
  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/03/1989
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 06/09/1989
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 66  SITE 5789
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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