ELDIN G BERGER JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 17W, LINE 54 OF THE WALL

ELDIN GEORGE BERGER JR

WALL NAME

ELDIN G BERGER JR

PANEL / LINE

17W/54

DATE OF BIRTH

08/20/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/09/1969

HOME OF RECORD

WEST CHESTER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Chester County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ELDIN GEORGE BERGER JR
POSTED ON 5.18.2007
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

West Chester Daily Local - October 11, 1969

W.CHESTER MARINE
DIES IN VIETNAM

A 20-year-old West Chester Marine, wounded Oct. 5 on patrol in South Vietnam, died Thursday in an evacuation hospital at Da Nang. He had less than three months to serve in the war zone.
Chester County's latest loss in the Vietnam fighting was Lance Cpl. Eldin G. Berger Jr. of the West Chester Village Apartments on the Downingtown pike. He was wounded on patrol with a squad-sized unit of the First Marine Division in which he served as a machine-gunner.
Known as "Jacky," Cpl. Berger was the son of Eldin G. and Elizabeth Murray Berger. Prior to entering the Marine Corps in July of 1968 he attended Henderson High School and worked for a brief period at Lasko Metal Products Co., West Chester.
He underwent basic training at Parris Island. S.C. and continued with advanced training at Camp LeJeune, N.C., and Camp Pendleton, California.
Cpl. Berger left for Vietnam on Jan. 28 this year.
His parents recall his devotion to duty and loyalty to the Marine Corps which he spoke of often in letters and calls home. "He kept telling us not to worry," Mrs. Berger said. He called them in August from Bangkok, Thailand, where he spent a few days on an R and R (rest and relaxation) leave.
In a recent letter to his brother, William, Cpl. Berger said he was sorry he wouldn't be home for Christmas this year, but certainly he would be home for Easter.
In addition to his parents and brother, he is survived by his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Vera S. Berger of Philadelphia.
Arrangements for a military funeral will be completed when the soldier's body is returned home.

Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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POSTED ON 12.5.2003
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank you LCPL Eldin George Berger, Jr

Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Eldin George Berger, Jr., for your courageous and valiant service, faithful contribution, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

Again, thank you LCPL Eldin George Berger, Jr., for a job well done!

REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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POSTED ON 3.19.2003
POSTED BY: Holly Stoller

Thank you

I just wanted you let you know how much you aspire me to be like you. You have displayed so much courage and strength by being apart of our nation's defense. You have so selflessly given to our nation and I hope that you know how much it means to me. You will not be forgotten.

God Bless,
Holly Stoller
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