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  SGT Robert Lee Bertram    In memory of our fallen brother

"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother"

Able Company
35th Infantry Regiment
Korean War

"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"

National Defense Service Medal Korean Service Medal United Nations Korean Service Medal Republic of Korea War Service Medal

The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, SGT Robert Lee Bertram, RA15419493, who died in the service of his country on September 2nd, 1950 in South Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death Robert was 22 years of age. He was from New Castle, Indiana. Robert's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.

The decorations earned by SGT Robert Lee Bertram include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korea Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

William entered the service 18 May 1948.

Sgt Robert L. Bertram
Apr 1928
Sunnybrook, Wayne County, Kentucky, USA
4 Sep 1950 (aged 22)
North Korea
South Mound Cemetery
New Castle, Henry County, Indiana, USA Add to Map
Legion Hill-Lot 71 Space 1 Grave 6390
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Sgt. Bertram Rites To Be Held Saturday

Funeral Services for Sgt. Robert L. Bertram, who was killed in action in Korea, Sept. 4,1950, will be held Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Burial will be on Legion Hill in South Mound Cemetery.

The son of Mrs. Curtis Bertram, 1805 H. Ave. and the late Dr. O.D. Bertram, Sgt. Bertram, was employed at the World Bestos company prior to enlisting in the Army.

The body will arrive at the Main and Son Funeral Home Friday morning accompanied by a detail from Ft. Harrison. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.

Survivors besides the mother, are one sister, Mrs. Ray (Adeline) Frost; three brother, Porter Russell, Dean and Wendell; and one niece, Mrs. Don Castor, all of New Castle.

(Mrs. Curtis Bertram gave the information for the burial.)

Sergeant Bertram was killed on Barbed Wire hill when the CP was hit by an anti-tank 76mm round. He was the Communications Sergeant. The round also wounded Company Commander Sidney B Berry.