JOHN S BERG

JOHN S BERG - A1C

  • HOMETOWN:
  • trenton
  • COUNTY:
  • Mercer
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • May 16, 1946
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • July 15, 1967
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Air Force
  • RANK:
  • A1C
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


John Stephen Berg was born on May 16, 1946 to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Berg. His home of record is Trenton, NJ. He was called Jack. John had two brothers, Robert and Joseph. He graduated from Steinert High School in 1965. 

He entered the US Air Force and attained the rank of Airman First Class (A1C). Berg completed basic training and finished a fire protection specialist course at Dover Air Base in early 1966. He was assigned to the 366th Civil Engineering Squadron, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing as a member of the Fire Protection Team at Da Nang.

On July 15, 1967, the Berg family was notified that their son was listed as missing in action. A few days later, they received notification that he was killed in action during a rocket attach in Da Nang, Vietnam.

Berg was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Purple Heart.
Follow this link to read an article from the May 28, 2007, special addition of the
The Trentonian newspaper.

Sources: Harold Bratsko (cousin), Dale Watson (high school friend), newspaper clippings and NJVVMF.

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