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Bierbrodt, PFC Charles J.

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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: 
– 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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