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Sgt Bobby Gene Ghere
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Birth: May 4, 1923
Arcola
Douglas County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1945, Germany

A plaque and memorial headstone honors Bobby in the Arcola Township Cemetery. His remains are actually buried in the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands.

He served in the 83rd Division, 331st Infantry of Illinois, US Army during World War II. He fought in Europe and was killed during battle. He served as a Staff Saergent. He was awarded two purple hearts - one for being wounded in battle in July 1944 and the second for being killed in action.

He graduated from Arcola High School in 1943. And he married Mary Imogene Bright on Sept 1, 1943 in Arcola, IL. They were the parents of son Daniel (Danny) Gene Ghere.

The Ghere/Pullen/Reinheimer VFW Post #7862 was named in his honor. 
 
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 Parents:
  Roy Andrew Ghere (1885 - 1934)
  Lillie Elizabeth Smith Ghere (1886 - 1944)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Imogene Bright Thompson (1924 - 2014)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alberta Ghere Short (1906 - 1987)*
  Albert Ghere (1906 - 1906)*
  Gertrude Ghere Meschkat (1909 - 1996)*
  Lorraine Marie Ghere (1910 - 1985)*
  Nettie Louise Ghere Bright (1914 - 1989)*
  George Rae Ghere (1916 - 1998)*
  Roy Donald Ghere (1918 - 2005)*
  Bobby Gene Ghere (1923 - 1945)*
  Bobby Gene Ghere (1923 - 1945)
  Russell Smith Ghere (1925 - 1999)*
  Jimmie Lee Ghere (1926 - 1990)*
  Lillie Elizabeth Ghere (1927 - 1941)*
  Maxine Ghere Weir (1930 - 1982)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arcola Township Cemetery
Arcola
Douglas County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: E.Ghere
Record added: Jul 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92964797
Sgt Bobby Gene Ghere
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Sgt Bobby Gene Ghere
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One of our brave hometown boys. Eternally grateful for your service and sacrifice.
- Carolyn
 Added: Mar. 6, 2013
 
 
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