Bertain, Robert Eugene, RD1

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
RD-0000-Radarman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Radarman
Primary Unit
1950-1951, RD-0000, USS Walke (DD-723)
Service Years
1943 - 1951
RD-Radarman
Two Hash Marks

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1925
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Eureka, CA
Last Address
Eureka, CA

Casualty Date
Jun 12, 1951
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Korea
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 8 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

Radarman First Class Bertain served aboard the destroyer USS WALKE (DD-723) in Korean waters. He was Killed in Action when his ship struck an enemy mine of the east coast of Korea on June 12, 1951. His remains were not recovered.
   
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Service number: 8866767
   
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Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)/Siege of Wonsan
Start Year
1951
End Year
1951

Description
The Blockade of Wonsan, or the Siege of Wonsan, from February 16, 1951 to July 27, 1953, during the Korean War, was the longest naval blockade in modern history, lasting 861 days. UN naval forces, primarily from the United States, successfully kept the strategically important city of Wonsan from being used by the North Korean Navy.

The blockade also served to divert communist troops from the front line. North Korean resistance used artillery to oppose the American fleet, although this was mostly ineffective, and the city was heavily damaged by UN naval aircraft and warships.  
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1951
To Year
1951
 
Last Updated:
Oct 7, 2017
   
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  8 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Amos, Bobby, PO1, (1949-1969)
  • Genereau, Rodney, PO2, (1952-1956)
  • Meren, Louis, PO2, (1948-1952)
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