Army Badge
  • Name: Ralph Berg
  • Location of Birth: Fargo, North Dakota
  • Date of Birth: December 25, 1887
  • Date of Death: March 19, 1962 (74 years old)
  • Parents: Anton and Gina Berg *
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: December 8, 1917 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In: McLean
  • Date of Discharge: January 14, 1920 (Discharge Date)
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    Ralph Berg served in the army from 1914-1919 and served in Russia. He served with Montana Company K, 8th Infantry and Company K, 27th Infantry.

    Ralph enlisted at Missoula, Montana. He was sent to Camp Fremont in California. He served in Company K, 8th Infantry until September 11, 1918; Company K, 27th Infantry to discharge. Ralph was overseas from August 14, 1918 to January 8, 1920. His engagement was Defensive Section, Siberia. Ralph was discharged at San Francisco, California on January 14, 1920 as a Private.

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:
    Name: Ralph Berg
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 54
    Birth Date: December 25, 1887
    Birth Place: Fargo, North Dakota, USA
    Residence Place: Fargo, North Dakota, USA
    Military Draft Date: 1942
    Occupation: None
    Height: 5' 7"
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Weight: 160
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Rena Tompkins (sister)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Ralph was a resident of Grand Rapids, Minnesota since 1919. He made his home with his sister, Mrs. Freeman Hane. He was employed for a number of years by School District One.

    Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Freeman Hane and Mrs. Rena B. Tompkins.

    Ralph died in the veteran's hospital in Fargo, North Dakota. He is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-D-07-0-6)

    **North Dakota death certificate indicates Ralph's parents are Anton and Gina Berg. The 1920 Federal Census shows his parents are Guren and Christina Berg.

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