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Kern, 2nd Lt. Elmer F.


2nd Lt. Elmer Ferdinand Kern Jr. 
Born: 22 March 1923 – Colorado 
Parents: Elmer F. Kern Sr. & Myrtis Kern 
Siblings: 1 sister 
– 413 South Seventh Avenue, Maywood, Illinois 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1940 
– Purdue University 
– Bachelor of Science – 1943 
– 17 February 1943 – Indianapolis, Indiana 
– U.S. Army 
Serial Number: Unknown 
– Fort Sill, Oklahoma 
– Fort Cooke, California 
Unit: 365th Field Artillery Battalion, 97th Infantry Division 
– European Theater 
– Battle of the Ruhr Pocket, Germany 
Killed in Action: 
– 10 April 1945 
– Greenwood Memorial Park – San Diego, California 
– Purple Heart 
Note: Family moved to San Diego in early 1940s 



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