Kern_E

 

2nd Lt. Elmer Ferdinand Kern Jr.


Born: 22 March 1923 - Colorado

Parents: Elmer F. Kern Sr. & Myrtis Kern

Siblings: 1 sister

Home:

    - 413 South Seventh Avenue, Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1940

    - Purdue University

        - Bachelor of Science - 1943

Inducted:

    - 17 February 1943 - Indianapolis, Indiana

        - U.S. Army

Serial Number: Unknown

Training: 

    - Fort Sill, Oklahoma

    - Fort Cooke, California

Unit:  365th Field Artillery Battalion, 97th Infantry Division

Engagements:

    - European Theater

    - Battle of the Ruhr Pocket, Germany

Killed in Action:

    - 10 April 1945

Buried:

    - Greenwood Memorial Park - San Diego, California

Medals:

    - Purple Heart

Note: Family moved to San Diego in early 1940s


 

 

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