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Kearie Lee Berry
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1893
Death: Apr. 27, 1965
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Gen. Berry,
You were so modest that everyone has forgotten you. I had to do some research, but you were truly something special. Here are the facts for my Find A Grave friends:

You were a four-time letterman at the University of Texas from 1912 to 1916. In those days, if you returned to school as a grad student, and you could still cut the mustard, you could play again. So, when you returned to The University of Texas to get your graduate degree in 1924, as a 31 year old, you still earned 1st-team, all-Southwestern Conference honors. In you spare time, away from classes, studying, and football, you also managed to be a two-time South Western Conference heavyweight wrestling champ.

In between your days at The University of Texas, you were in the US Army for WWI. You also fought Soviet troops during the secret American-British expedition to Vladivostok in 1919.

You were stationed in The Philippine Islands when the Japanese attack came. You ended up on Corregador. You survived the Philippine Death March at the age of 48. You survived four years in Japanese prisoner of war camps.

You were one tough bird! Thank you for your service, your athletic talents, your leadership, your courage, and your sacrifice.

Information provided by contributor W.R.L..

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Eugene Berry (1852 - 1922)
  Viola Eugenia Riley Berry (1870 - 1935)
 
 Spouse:
  Alice Celeste Fleming Berry (1897 - 1982)
 
 Children:
  Kearie Lee Berry (1918 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eugene Riley Berry (1891 - 1968)*
  Kearie Lee Berry (1893 - 1965)
  Irma Mae Berry Brown (1894 - 1990)*
  John William Berry (1895 - 1987)*
  Ardita Celestine Berry Long (1903 - 1986)*
  Margaret Ruth Berry Ashe (1905 - 2002)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Brig Gen, US Army, World War I
 
Burial:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section B Site 24-P
 
Maintained by: CynC
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 361942
Kearie Lee Berry
Added by: W. R. L.
 
Kearie Lee Berry
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Kearie Lee Berry
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- Honor WWII
 Added: Jan. 8, 2014

- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Aug. 23, 2010

- CynC
 Added: Aug. 20, 2010
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