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LCPL Joel Charles "Pointman Herc" Kernodle
Birth: Apr. 19, 1946
North Salem
Hendricks County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 2003
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA

Joel C. Kernodle

Indianapolis Star, June 11, 2003 -

Joel C. Kernodle, 57, Indianapolis, passed away June 3, 2003. He was born on April 19, 1946 in North Salem, IN. He served in Vietnam with India Company 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division as a Rifleman/Pointman during his tour of duty. Served as current Chapter President of the Indiana Chapter of the 1st Marine Division Association and as Spokesperson for MOVE OUT. He retired as Division Head for CIT in the early 80's. Joel enjoyed the great outdoors, a wide range of food and music, was an avid reader and delightful conversationalist. Survivors include: wife, Marla (Hasty); children, Brian and Jennifer Kernodle; step-daughters, Megan and Maren Grahn; mother, Margaret (Hennon) Kernodle; brother, Lawrence Kernodle; half brothers, Thomas Ragland, Norman, J. Dean and Richard Kernodle. Services: 1 p.m. June 14 at Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center - Washington Park East with calling from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. June 13. Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to 1st Marine Division Association Scholarship Fund, 14325 Willard Rd. Suite 107, Chantilly, VA 20151-2110.

~ Joel was heading home to Indianapolis from riding in the Rolling Thunder Event on Memorial Day in Washington, D.C. and reunion with Brother Marines. Joel loved scenic routes and was traveling on U.S. Route 60 in West Virginia. Just outside the town of Belle, a young man high on drugs ran a stop sign and hit Joel. Joel was transported to Charleston in a coma from which he never recovered. He died 7 days later.

I miss my times with Joel camping, smoking good cigars, talking and sipping gin and tonic made with Joel's favorite, Bombay Saphire gin. Joel was a fine man, a good father, a loving husband, a true friend and Brother Marine. He will always remain in my heart.

Note: Joel was laid to rest July 7, 2003 in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors rendered by the United States Marine Corps.
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec: 68, Site: 844
Maintained by: Thomas L. Smallridge, Jr...
Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Feb 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48769706
LCPL Joel Charles Pointman Herc Kernodle
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LCPL Joel Charles Pointman Herc Kernodle
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LCPL Joel Charles Pointman Herc Kernodle
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Semper Fi Herc ...
- Thomas L. Smallridge, Jr.
 Added: Mar. 5, 2012
May God Forever Rest You My Friend And Brother. I Miss You. Semper Fidelis ...
- Concord Presbyterian Cemetery
 Added: Mar. 5, 2012
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