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LTC Seymour "Sy" Berman
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1916
Wilmington
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 2010
Florida, USA

Lt. Col. Seymour Berman, (Ret) of Cocoa Beach died at home. As a 14-year-old, he was the youngest boy in Delaware to achieve Eagle Scout rank. He served in the USAF in WWII, the Berlin Airlift and the Korean War. Sy had a distinguished military career and his finest WWII hours were with the 483rd Bomb Group at Foggia, Italy. During two combat tours as a navigator flying in B-17s, he survived 57 missions that included Ploesti, Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Weiner Newstadt, Augsburg, Schweinfurt and Regensburg earning the rank of Major. His combat awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, 2 Purple Hearts, the Air Medal with 9 Oak Leaf Clusters, the French Freedom Medal, the Russian WWII Victory Medal and the Greek Victory Medal for distinguished service. Sy worked for Honeywell, Chrysler and Federal Electric in the Space industry at the Cape and owned American BB Realty. Surviving is his wife of 66 years, Betty J.; children, Patricia, Michael, Thomas and Daniel and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Patrick AFB South Chapel in Satellite Beach, FL. Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, Cocoa Beach is serving the family.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on July 4, 2010
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Betty Jean Berman (1924 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 54, Site 5692
 
Created by: palsg
Record added: Jul 04, 2010
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LTC Seymour Sy Berman
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LTC Seymour Sy Berman
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LTC Seymour Sy Berman
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Rest in peace.
- Michael
 Added: Nov. 20, 2013
Rest in Peace, Colonel.
- Eamonn
 Added: Jul. 17, 2010
 
 
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