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Kern, William R.


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 15:48:37

Kern, William R.

Traer, IA

Serial No: 0-1000142

Born: Jul 2, 1919

Parents: Russell and Eva Kern

Entered Army: Jun 21, 1941; F.A.

Training in US: Camp Polok, LA, Camp Shelby, MS; Fort Washington, MD; Boston, MA

Left for Overseas: New York, Sep 5, 1942; arrived Glasgow, Scotland on Sep 10, 1942. Assigned 5th Major Port of Embarkation

Engagements: Northern France Campaign, Rhineland

Medals-Ribbons: American Defense, American Theater, European Theater, Victory, Chevalier of Order of Leopold II of Belgium, Meritorious Service Unit Badge, Star for Meritorious Service Unit Badge, 6 Overseas Bars

Returned to US: LeHavre, France, Oct 18, 1945 into New York on Nov 5, 1945

Discharged: Fort Sheridan, IL; rating: Captain (Major, Resereves)

Months in Service: In US, 15; overseas, 38

Present Occupation: US Army

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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