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Kern, Marvin Gene


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 15:47:44

Kern, Marvin Gene

Traer, IA

Born: Sep 18, 1926

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Kern

Entered Army: Dec 7, 1944

Training in US: Camp Roberts, CA

Left for Overseas: San Francisco, CA on May 8, 1945; arrived Leyte, P.I. on Jun 1, 1945. Assigned Co. A 185th Inf. and Reg. Hq. Co., 185th Inf. 40th Div. Later, Reg. Hq. Co., 1st Inf. 6th Div.

Medals-Ribbons: Asiatic-Pacific Theater with 1 Bronze Battle Star; Philippine Liberation with 1 Bronze Battle Star; Victory; Good Conduct; Army of Occupation Japan.

Returned to US: Left Inchon, Korea on Sep 11, 1946 into Seattle, WA on Sep 27, 1946

Discharged: Fort Sheridan, IL on Dec 3, 1946; rating: Pfc

Months in Service: In US, 7 mos, 7 days; overseas, 16 mos, 20 days

Present Occupation: Farming

Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)


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