Robert "Bob" Norman Berg

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  • Name: Robert "Bob" Norman Berg
  • Location of Birth: Bovey, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 15, 1924
  • Date of Death: August 10, 2002
  • Parents: Harry O. Berg & Mary (Foley) Berg
  • High School and Class: 1942 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: 1948 Itasca Junior College, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Highest Rank: SM 3 (Signalman 3rd Class Petty Officer)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date of Discharge: April 5, 1946
  • Place of Discharge: Great Lakes Naval Station
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Robert Norman Berg
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: August 15, 1924
    Birth Place: Bovey, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: December 14, 1942
    Employer: _____
    Weight: 140
    Height: 5-11
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Black
    Next of Kin: Harry Berg, Bovey, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota - August 20, 1943 - "Farragut, Idaho, July 26. Dear Sirs: I'm not writing as soon as I expected to write, but as the saying goes, it's better late than never. I wish to thank you for the Diary, but in the Navy we are unable to keep one. My heart was set on keeping one too, but no soap. Farragut is a real big place; it consists of six different camps, which are surrounded by mountains. The mountains aren't very big, but I wouldn't enjoy walking up one of them. I heard George Dotlich was home. I wish I could see him, when he gets back here, I might get that chance. We are unable to go from camp to camp, unless we have blood relations in another camp. That's a heck of a note, 'cause there are many "mates" I'd like to see. Well, I must close for now, keep the "home fire's" burning, and don't do anything rash. As ever, Bobby Berg."

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota - March 10, 1944 - "Dear Gang: Right on time don'tcha think? After six months I've finally written a letter to the Service Men's Club. I'm really sorry for not writing sooner, but it can't be helped. I guess the Navy is making me lazier than I ever was. Anyway, I want to thank you folks for the Bovey Press. Gee, it really pulls me out when I'm feeling in awful moods. So it hasn't snowed very much yet, huh? I hear that everything is dirty and "sorta" sloppy around town - too bad. I also wish to thank the people who have given me Christmas cards. It's a little late for that, too, but you should know me by this time. I'll be through school in another week or so, and then we may get a leave. It would help a lot if we did. Not much news, but I may see you in a few weeks. Sincerely, Bob Berg."

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Robert Berg died in St. Paul, Minnesota and is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Sec. 20-B, Site 421).

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