|Birth: ||Mar. 18, 1918|
|Death: ||Nov. 23, 2007|
Part of Frank's Ashes were separated from his main resting place in Miller Cemetery in Silverton, Oregon, and sent to this cemetery. According to the Veteran's Affairs site, he is located at:
Plot MM, Site 56.
This is a small area to the right of a bigger area on Mt Hood Loop, named KK. I've attached a map at this time.
Frank and his widow wished him to have this extra site at the National Cemetery to honor his extensive service during WWII in New Guinea, and so he could be with his fellow comrades while still also remaining in Silverton at his parents' resting place.
Obituary from Nov 2007:
Frank Rudolph Gehrman
March 18, 1918 - November 23, 2007
SCOTTS MILLS - Frank was born to August and Clara (Schafer) Gehrman. In 1941, he volunteered and served in the U.S. Army 162nd Infantry Medics as a Staff Sergeant, 41st Division. Frank was a WWII war hero, receiving the Distinguished Service Cross [received in 1944] by the Commanding Officer General by direction of President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, for extraordinary heroism in action. He also received 3 Purple Hearts for Wounded, Bronze Star with two Oakleaf Clusters, Expert Rifleman, Southwest Pacific Asian Theatre of War Medal, Combat Infantry Medic Badge, and Good Conduct Medal. After the war, he bought a farm in Marquam on Wildcat Road, where he raised turkeys, sheep dogs (training and selling pups), and Appaloosa horses, even having a top winning race horse. He worked in the logging industry, building roads. He made the parking lots, ski runs, and landings at Mt. Hood Meadows and Timberline. He worked for the Bureau of Land Management and Horning Seed Orchard, managing crews in cone gathering, separating seeds, and starting trees for replanting. He invented and made much of the equipment needed for this procedure. When Frank retired, he moved to Arizona; but came back to Oregon. His wife, Molly, died; and in 1994, he married his war buddy's widow. Frank belonged to VFW, DAV, IOOF, and the Legion of Valor, which is America's oldest and most prestigious Veterans organization.
He is survived by his wife; daughter; 4 Grandchildren; 8 Great-Grandchildre; a Step-Son; Step Grandchildren; and 9 Step Great-Grandchildren.
August A Gehrman (1867 - 1926)
Clara A. Schafer Gehrman (1876 - 1960)
Morlis A Gehrman (1912 - 1994)
Rosie Gehrman (1914 - 1915)*
Frank Rudolph Gehrman (1918 - 2007)
Willamette National Cemetery
Plot: Section MM, Site 56
Maintained by: Tricia Foster
Originally Created by: want2buytheworldacoke
Record added: Apr 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67782632
Thank you for your sacrifice during WWII. It is very much appreciated.|
Added: Nov. 11, 2012
Thank you for what you gave during WWII for our freedom. It was an honor to know you.|
Added: Nov. 11, 2012
Thinking of you today. Love,|
Added: Jun. 2, 2011
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