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

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

Mr. Berner was a pilot with the 374th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group. He is buried at Epinal American Cemetery, France. Mr. Berner was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster.

– submitted by Stevin Oudshoorn

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