Veterans' Memorial Project

John Rudolph Berner

Morris, IL

World War II

College: Education

Graduation Year: 1938

Service Branch: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 05/21/1916

Date of Death: 08/17/1945

Alpha Sigma Phi; Ma-Wan-Da; Sachem; Tribe of Illini; Varsity Football Letter (3 years); Most Valuable Player, Football (Senior); Varsity Baseball Squad; Varsity Wrestling

Mr. Berner was with the 8th Armored Division, Division Athletic Section, Armored Ground Forces. He organized and coached athletic events and activities for the American servicemen. At the time of his death, he was attached to a university in Paris, France teaching classes for servicemen who were to return to the US.

He was buried in a military cemetery at Ile-de France, France, but in 1948 his body was returned to the US and he was buried in Morris, Illinois.

–submitted by Barbara Berner Craig Marello, Mr. Berner’s daughter

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