1Lt. Charles H. Bernard jr.   

Mil#: O-1312659

A&P Platoon, HQ Company, 1st Battalion, 117th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division.

 

 

 

Lt. Charles H. Bernard Jr. with his Daughter Patsy (1943)

  Picture with permission  www.fieldsofhonor-database.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born: 28 Aug 1921     Place: Danville,VA

Died: 17 Sep 1944     Place: Winthagen, Voerendaal (The Netherlands)

 

Address - Hometown:  1912 Beach Street, Winston-Salem, Forsyth, NC

 

Wife: Kathleen Bernard-Smith

Children: Patsy and Charles III

Last known address: 427 South Church Street, Spartanburg, SC

 

Father: Charles H. Bernard     Mother: Louise C. Bernard - Kidd

 

 

Awards

 

            Purple Heart    -     Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster

 

                                                                   

 

 

Lt. Bernard was killed while clearing a mine field, he was the platoon leader A&P Platoon, 1st Battalion, 117th Inf. Reg. Bernard's remains were never recovered.

 

His name is on The Wall of the Missing AMC Margraten, The Netherlands

 

 

The Bee Oct. 7, 1944

The Bee Jan. 5, 1945

The Bee Jun. 18, 1945

 

 

Bernard's name on the "Wall of the Missing"

American Military Cemetery Margraten, the Netherlands.

 

 

 

This is a grave marker that Charles H. Bernard Jr's parents placed in memory of him

located close to their burial place at Forsyth Memorial Park Winston-Salem
North Carolina, USA

(Picture with permission DebbieLee)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Danville/Pittsylvania County Veterans Memorial. Danville, VA

Charles name on Wall

 

 

 

Kathleen accepting Charles Bronze Star Medal/OLC posthumously. Camp Croft, SC (1945)

 

 

 

 

Charles and Kathleen Bernard

(Picture with permission DebbieLee)

 

 

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