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Bertram Joseph "Jake" Bishop
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1921
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: May 26, 1987
Monterey County
California, USA

He was the half-brother of Donald Frank Urgo (1924-1997) (having the same parents: Bertram Joseph Bishop (1875)& Gladys Leslie)
He served for 40 years - 3 wars and received 3 Purple Hearts.
Although the highest award this country gives is the Medal of Honor, it is not the rarest. There are 2 known instances of 3 awards of the Combat Medic Badge and 325 known to have been entitled to wear the Combat Infantry Badge with 2 Stars. Bertram Bishop was one of the 325 known to have earned the Combat Infantry Badge with 2 Stars.
(This last paragraph was contributed by Robert Fowler) 
 
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  Mary Ruth Rathbone Bishop (1924 - 1994)
 
Burial:
Monterey City Cemetery
Monterey
Monterey County
California, USA
 
Created by: Gwen Gieson
Record added: Jun 17, 2006
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Bertram Joseph Jake Bishop
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One of 325 known US Army servicemen to ever have been issued the Triple CIB. Service "in harms way on the battle field" in three different wars (WW2, Korea and Vietnam). Hand Salute to a rare American Hero.
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