*last update 6/21/2022

Military Involvement


Servicemen - B surnames KIA POW DNB Pic/s
Bamrick, Martin Patrick        
Beilstein, John "Jack" N.       X
Belger, James Edmund DOW      
Bonnater, Clarence Vernon X      
Brecht, Raymond Paul X      

Mearl Loren Barnett was born May 30, 1923 to Thomas and Lula Hanselman Barnett. He died Oct. 25, 1944 and is memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines.

Petty Officer Barnett served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Gambier Bay (CVE-73) and was MIA/KIA when that vessel was sunk during a surface engagement with an enemy force off Samar Island, Philippine Islands. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com

Howard Francis Beilstein was born Oct. 31, 1921 to John N. and Leona M. Peck Beilstein. He died June 3, 1996.

Howard served in World War II with the U.S. Navy.

Source: ancestry.com

Kenneth Bird was born Mar. 22, 1907 to Isabel Bird. He died Apr. 26, 1945 and is buried in Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines and memorialized in IOOF Cemetery, Marengo, IA.

Pvt. Bird served in World War II with the U.S. Army 3rd Field Hospital and died in New Guinea in the service of his country.

Source: ancestry.com

Kenneth Robert Butler was born June 12, 1925 to Benjamin Hugh and Effie Mae Carmichael Butler. He died Dec. 29, 2012 and is buried in Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Adel, IA.

Sgt. Butler served with the U.S. Army in World War II.

Source: ancestry.com

ServiceMen Research done by WWII Researcher, Pat Holt Juon, Mar 2019; updated Aug & Nov 2019 & Jun 2022



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