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Bernhard Kristopher "Ben" Alvestad
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1920
Gig Harbor
Pierce County
Washington, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 2011
Gig Harbor
Pierce County
Washington, USA

Ben's parents are Peter Martin Alvestad and Karen Marie "Carrie" Kahrs, both from Norway. His known siblings are Margaret, Helen and Paul Alvestad.

He married Ingrid Josefa Johansen, November 29, 1947 in King County, Washington. Their known children are John, Karen, Kenny, David Alvestad.

He joined the army in 1942 and was assigned to the elite First Special Service Force of American and Canadian soldiers known by the German Army as The Devil's Brigade. He was awarded the Silver and Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Infantry Badge, Canadian Parachute Wings, as well as numerous other medals and citations for bravery in battle. He went on to become a successful commercial fisherman for over 40 years.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Martin Alvestad (1881 - 1956)
  Karen Marie Kahrs Alvestad (1887 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  Ingrid Josefa Johansen Alvestad (1921 - 2000)*
 
 Children:
  John Alvestad (1950 - 2015)*
  Karen Loretta Alvestad Faker (1952 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret A Goldman (1912 - 2002)*
  Helen M Alvestad Bird (1913 - 2003)*
  Paul Christian Alvestad (1917 - 2005)*
  Bernhard Kristopher Alvestad (1920 - 2011)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Married November 28, 1947
Loving Husband, Dad, Grandpa
 
Burial:
Gig Harbor Cemetery
Pierce County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Kathy Stroope Veasey
Record added: Jan 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 82960657
Bernhard Kristopher Ben Alvestad
Added by: Kathy Stroope Veasey
 
Bernhard Kristopher Ben Alvestad
Added by: Kathy Stroope Veasey
 
Bernhard Kristopher Ben Alvestad
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- Doris Vonheeder
 Added: Sep. 22, 2015
First Special Service WWII 4th Company, 3rd Regiment Thank you sir
- Doris Vonheeder
 Added: Sep. 22, 2015
Thank you for your service
- L Beacon
 Added: Oct. 25, 2013
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