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Sgt Bernard G Kees
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Birth: Sep. 23, 1917
Red Lake Falls
Red Lake County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 1944
Manila
National Capital, Philippines

From the Crookston Daily Times - Sept 1 1944

Memorial Rites Held for Red Lake Falls Man

Memorial services for Sgt Bernard Kees, whose death was officially announced Thursday by the war department, were held here at St Mary's Catholic church with Rev H Pelger officiating.

Sgt Kees had previously been reported missing off the Baik Islands in the South Pacific since June 26.

Born here Sept 23, 1917, Sgt Kees entered military service Sept 10 1941. He was sent overseas after being stationed for a time at Camp Roberts Calif.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs Caroline Kees, two sisters, Mrs Lyle Kirschman and Mrs Hubert Linnertz, all of this community and three brothers, John Kees of this city, Joseph Kees who lives with his mother and Lawrence Kees who lives near here.

Members of the Gunder Austad post of the American Legion attended the service.
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Awards - Purple Heart 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Michael Kees (1868 - 1938)
  Caroline Useldinger Kees (1878 - 1974)
 
 Siblings:
  John Adam Kees (1901 - 1969)*
  Anna Kees Linnertz (1904 - 2000)*
  Joseph Paul Kees (1912 - 1993)*
  Lawrence Fredrick Kees (1914 - 1994)*
  Bernard G Kees (1917 - 1944)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
SGT 163 INF 41 DIV
MINNESOTA
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
Plot: Plot D Row 8 Grave 108
 
Maintained by: kateb
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56779509
Sgt Bernard G Kees
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Sgt Bernard G Kees
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Sgt Bernard G Kees
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Thank you Bernard for your service and sacrifice
- kateb
 Added: Nov. 7, 2012
 
 
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