James Lawrence Berardo

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  • Name: James Lawrence Berardo
  • Location of Birth: Taconite, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 5, 1923
  • Date of Death: December 12, 1969
  • Parents: Jack Berardo & Mary (Para) Berardo
  • High School and Class: 1942 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: CPL (Corporal)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: May 7, 1943
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: March 25, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: James Lawrence Berardo
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: August 5, 1923
    Birth Place: Holman [Taconite], Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Taconite, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Employer: Danube Mine, Bovey, MN
    Weight: 170
    Height: 5-6
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Jack Berardo

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    James Berardo was a live-long resident of Taconite, Minnesota. He married Laurine Maves and was the manager of the West Range ice arena in Coleraine, Minnesota. He played professional hockey for Sault Ste. Marie and the Detroit Red Wing organization and played semi-pro with the old Hibbing Flyers and the Taconite Hornets.

    James Berardo died in Taconite, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 118). He is survived by his wife, Laurine; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Tok and Carol; a son, William; three sisters, Mrs. Peter Tarro, Mrs. Irven Poore, and Mrs. James Guyer; one grandchild; and a brother, Mathew Berardo.

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