Musician Second Class Vernon Koelling

Musician Second Class Vernon Koelling was born on July 9, 1922 in Denver, IA and died September 11, 1943 in Thailand.

Vernon Koelling entered the United States Navy on 1940, in Waterloo, IA, served during the World War II era and reached the rank of Musician Second Class before being discharged on September 11, 1943 in a prison camp, Thailand.

Vernon Koelling is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, IA, Iowa and can be located at

  • Died in Service: Yes
  • Prisoner of War: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Vernon Koelling was born at Denver Iowa in 1922 he moved to Waverly Iowa with his parents were he attended the Waverly High School and Graduated with the 1940 Class shortly after his Graduation he entered the U.S. Navy.