Name and Rank, Private First Class Ben Bernis Jr.
Unit/Placed in, 106th Infantry Regiment, 27th Infantry Division ”New York”.
James was born approx. on 4 June 1923 in Iberia Parish County, Louisiana.
Parents and Siblings, no record available.
He enlisted the service at Florida with serial number 34150972.
Ben Bernis Jr. was KIA by mortar fire, during the Beach Assault on Eniwetok, on Feb 19, 1944, and he is honored with the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Ben is reburied at Saint Michaels Cemetery, Saint Martinville, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.
Thanks to https://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/wwii/infantry/27thInfDiv/27thInfDivMain.htm
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com