Technical Sergeant Vernon L. Dockery was assigned to the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. In September of 1944 the 1st reached the German border and laid siege to the City of Aachen.
Vernon Dockery was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action in the vicinity of St. Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France.
TSgt Dockery died on the 23rd of September 1944. He was interred at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, Belgium, plot B, row 10, grave 38.