MICHAEL W BERKERY

MICHAEL W BERKERY - 2LT

  • HOMETOWN:
  • alpine
  • COUNTY:
  • Bergen
  • DATE OF BIRTH:
  • September 11, 1944
  • DATE OF CASUALTY:
  • February 05, 1968
  • BRANCH OF SERVICE:
  • Marines
  • RANK:
  • 2LT
  • STATUS:
  • KIA
  • COUNTRY:
  • South Vietnam

Biography


Michael W. Berkery was born on September 11, 1944, to Mr. and Mrs. John J. Berkery.  His home of record is Alpine, NJ.  He had one brother.  Michael planned on going to medical school after the service.

He enlisted in the US Marine Corps and attained the rank of Second Lieutenant (2LT).  Berkery left for Vietnam in December 1967.

On February 5, 1968, was leading a night patrol near Quang Tri City when he was killed in action by a sniper's bullet.

Friends and neighbors had Oak Street's name changed to Berkery Place in his honor. 

Sources: Newspaper clippings and NJVVMF.

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