Army Badge
  • Name: Bernard Eugene Mattfield
  • Location of Birth: Frazee, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 10, 1929
  • Date of Death: August 17, 2009
  • Parents: Albert Mattfield & Elsie (Mischke) Mattfield
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  • Highest Rank: Pvt (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: February 18, 1946
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  • Date of Discharge: August 12, 1947
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  • Military Highlights:
    World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Name: Bernard E. Mattfield
    Race: White
    Marital status: Single, without Dependents (Single)
    Rank: Private
    Birth Year: 1929
    Nativity State of Country: Minnesota
    Citizenship: Citizen
    Residence: Itasca, Minnesota
    Education: 1 year of high school
    Enlistment Date: February 18, 1946
    Place of Enlistment: Fort Snelling, Minnesota
    Branch: Air Corps
    Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
    Source: Enlisted Man, Regular Army, after 3 months of discharge
    Height: 00
    Weight: 005

    Bernard Mattfield served in the U.S. Army-Air Force during World War II.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Bernard Mattfield worked many years as a truck driver for Cleveland Cliffs Mining Co, He married Jacquelyn Cole in 1951 in Minnesota. He was a member of the American Legion Post #60, Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Bernard died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Harris Cemetery, Harris Township, Itasca County, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jacquelyn; four daughters, Bunny (Jerry) Laird, Donna (Jim) Erickson, Patty (Greg) Lundquist, and Terry Lamora; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Mae Anderson and Eunice James; and two brothers, Howard and Ronald Mattfield.

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