Bertain, Robert Eugene, RD1

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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
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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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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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Date
Jun 12, 1951

Last Updated:
Oct 7, 2017
   
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Name: Robert Eugene Bertain
Birth Date: 29 May 1925
Birth City: Eureka
State Registered: California
Death Date: 12 Jun 1951
Death Country: Korea
Death Description: Killed in Action
War: Korean War
Title: Radarman, First Class, U.S. Navy
Rank: Radarman, First Class
Service: U.S. Navy
Service ID: 8866767

Notes: 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. For his leadership and valor, Radarman First Class Bertain was awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Data Source: Korean War Veterans Honor Roll

   
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