Lester Harold Berg

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  • Name: Lester Harold Berg
  • Location of Birth: Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: June 2, 1916
  • Date of Death: June 23, 1980
  • Parents: Linas Berg & Borghild (Vangen) Berg
  • High School and Class: 1934 Greenway High School, Coleraine, MN
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: MM 3 (Machinist's Mate Petty Officer 3rd Class)
  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: May 11, 1944
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: March 19, 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    May 1944 Great Lakes Naval Training Station, IL
    August 1944 Farragut, ID
    August 1944 Naval Machinist School, Dearborn, MI
    February 1945 Dallas, TX
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Lester Harold Berg
    Race: White
    Age: 24
    Birth Date: June 2, 1916
    Birth Place: Coleraine, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Taconite, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Cleveland Cliffs Iron Co., Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 135
    Height: 5-7
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Linas A. Berg, father, Taconite, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Lester Berg was a life-long Coleraine, Minnesota resident, except for his time in the military. He married Lois Longmore.

    Lester Berg died in Coleraine, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 118). He is survived by his wife, Lois; one daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Gail) Orhn; two sons, Robert and Ronald; his mother, Mrs. Linas (Borghild) Berg; and seven grandchildren.

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