Bierbrodt

 

Pfc. Charles Joseph Bierbrodt


Born: 11 November 1917 - Overland, Kansas

Parents: Joseph Bierbrodt & Joyce Rusell-Bierbrodt

Siblings: 1 brother, 1 sister

Hometown:

    - Melrose Park, Illinois

Education:

    - Melrose Park Schools

    - Proviso Township High School

         Graduating Class: 1935 - left school early

Occupation:

    - florist - Amling's Flowers

Inducted:

    - 18 April 1941 - Chicago, Illinois

        - U. S. Army

 - Serial Number: 36027176

Training: 

    - Unknown

Unit: 132nd Infantry Regiment, Americal Division

Engagements:

    - New Caledonia - 6 March 1942

    - Battle of Guadalcanal - 8 December 1942

         - attacked Mount Austen - 17 December  1942

         - engaged in very heavy combat at the Gifu Strongpoint - 24 December  1942 - 9 January 1943

 Killed in Action:

    - 3 January 1943 - machine gun fire - Guadalcanal

Buried:

    - Guadalcanal Cemetery -  Solomon Islands

Reburied:

    - 28 February 1949

        - National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific- Honolulu, Hawaii     

            - Plot: N  Row: O  Grave: 533

Medals:

    - Bronze Star, Purple Heart 


 

 

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