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LCpl Joshua M Bernard
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Birth: Dec. 30, 1987
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 2009
Helmand, Afghanistan

Lance Cpl. Joshua M. Bernard, 21, of New Portland, Maine, was home-schooled from kindergarten to 12th grade by his mother, receiving his high school diploma from North Atlantic Regional High School. He was an active member of the teen youth group at his church, Crossroads Bible Church in Madison, and enjoyed gaming, hiking, snowboarding, shooting, was an avid reader and a big movie buff. Following in the footsteps of his father, Joshua joined the Marines in November 2006 and was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, in May of 2007. Joshua's role in the Marines was a rifleman. He deployed to Iraq with the 2/3 in January 2008, and deployed to Afghanistan in May of 2009 with the same unit. He died while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. His awards include the Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and a Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He is survived by his father and mother John J. and Sharon M. (nee McManus) Bernard of New Portland, his sister Katie Bernard of New Portland, one paternal grandfather, Joseph J. Bognore of Melrose, MA. He is predeceased by his maternal grandparents George and Myra McManus, and his paternal grandmother Marie Bernard.

DATE OF BIRTH: 12/30/1987
DATE OF DEATH: 08/14/2009
North New Portland Cemetery
North New Portland
Somerset County
Maine, USA
Created by: Sue
Record added: Aug 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40777313
LCpl Joshua M Bernard
Added by: Sue
LCpl Joshua M Bernard
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LCpl Joshua M Bernard
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- Mike Endress--Alabama-USA
 Added: Aug. 14, 2014

- Lance
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