Bernard Charles Yost

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  • Name: Bernard Charles Yost
  • Location of Birth:
  • Date of Birth: October 9, 1917
  • Date of Death: December 28, 1960 (43 years old)
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Yost
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  • Highest Rank: S1 (Seaman First Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: May 10, 1944 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: January 5, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    Bernard served on the USS LSM-243 (Landing Ship Medium) and the USS Basilan AG 68. The USS Basilan AG 68 was designed as a combined barracks-stores-water distillation ship, but was later converted to an electronics repair ship. She spent her Navy career in the Pacific Ocean theatre of operations.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Bernard was a longtime Cohasset, Minnesota resident.

    He had been employed as a truck driver at the M. A. Hanna Hunner Mine.

    Bernard was a member of the VFW and the CIO Steelworkers.

    Survivors are his wife, Anna; three daughters, Elizabeth, Louella and Caroline; four sons, Clifford, Treon, Charles and Carl, his parents Mr. and Mrs. Carl Yost; seven sisters, Mrs. Ben Patterson, Mrs. Neil Baker, Mrs. David Rasley, Mrs. Albert Pickard, Mrs. Tim DeWitt, Mrs. David Radke; and Mrs. George Telfer; five brothers, Raymond, Charles, Gerald, Edward, and Robert.

    Bernard died at University Hospital and is buried in Wildwood Cemetery at Cohasset, Minnesota. (Plot c15w34)

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