|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1923|
|Death: ||May 12, 1945|
Sioux Center, Iowa THE SIOUX CENTER NEWS, Thursday, July 5, 1945 edition, Page Two
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Aardema received word from Philip C. Johnson, Chaplain of the 127th Infantry, that their son, Sgt. Charles Aardema, was given a Christian burial with the full military honor due to one who gave his life for his country. He was buried at Santa Barbara cemetery on Luzon, Phillipine Islands.
Sioux Center, Iowa THE SIOUX CENTER NEWS, Thursday, July 1, 1948, Front Page
BODY OF SGT. CHARLES AARDEMA ARRIVED IN U.S. JUNE 28
The body of the late Sergeant Charles Aardema, being returned from Manila aboard the U.S. Army Transport Sergeant Morris E. Crain, due to reach San Francisco on or about June 28, will be forwarded at a later date through the American Graves Registration Distribution Center in Kansas, Mo. to Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, Iowa the final destination requested by next of kin.
Next of kin, Mr. Nick Aardema, Sioux Center, Iowa, has been notified in advance of the return of the remains and will receive further notice concerning forwarding to the final destination.
From two to three weeks will elapse after arrival of the transport before the Distribution Center is in position to forward any of the bodies. In some cases the elapsed time will be as much as six weeks.
From the Distribution Center to the final destination, the remains are accompanied by individual military escort from the same branch of service as the deceased and of comparable rank or grade.
2/7/13: Submitted by E. Ackerman
Nicolas Aardema (1892 - 1961)
Jeanette Schortinghuis Aardema (1899 - 1991)
Grace Aardema Kelderman (1921 - 2013)*
Charles Aardema (1923 - 1945)
SGT, US ARMY
Keokuk National Cemetery
Plot: D, 0, 122
Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 250154
Marie & Dale V.
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