Mathew "Matt" William Berardo

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  • Name: Mathew "Matt" William Berardo
  • Location of Birth: Taconite, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 10, 1918
  • Date of Death: October 24, 2000
  • Parents: Jack Berardo & Mary (Para) Berardo
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: March 28, 1941
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: March 2, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Mathew William Berardo
    Race: White
    Age: 22
    Birth Date: April 10, 1918
    Birth Place: Taconite, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Taconite, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Oliver Iron Mining Co., Marble, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 164
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Dark brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Jack Berardo, mother, Taconite, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Mathew Berardo attended school in the Greenway School District, Coleraine, Minnesota. He married Jean Brandon in October of 1942. He was employed by U.S. Steel for 40 years, retiring in 1977. He and his wife Jean owned and operated Taconite Grocery in Taconite, Minnesota , and later Berardo's Sports Wear in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Mathew Berardo died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 138). He is survived by his wife; sons, Bart and William; daughter, Elizabeth Berardo; sisters, Katherine Tarro, Madeline Poore and Mary Claire Guyer; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Bart and James Berardo.

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