LaVerne Breman - 1st Lieutenant

Rank: 1st Lieutenant
Date Of Birth: Sep 29, 1921
Date Of Death: Mar 10, 1945
War / Conflict: World War II
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Gold Star Hall - Wall Location: West Wall (by Entrance Door)
Service Ribbons Awarded:
  • Silver Star
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Air Medal with V (for valor) (Somalia)
  • Purple Heart


Year at ISU: 1944

First Lieutenant LaVerne Roy Breman was born on September 29, 1921 to Earl M. Breman and Millie M. Campfield. He had a sister named Sarah Breman.

LaVerne enlisted in April 1942 and left for service on February 19, 1943. He was killed in a plane crash while at Echenbach, Germany on March 10, 1945.

His citations inlcude the Distinguished Flying Cross, an Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, a Purple Heart, a Silver Star, and a Presidential Citation.