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Tracking down CPL Frederick Edward Belkey


April 11, 2020

His WWII photo in the US Army Air Corps

Weighing an estimated 100 pounds, it certainly wasn't a needle in the haystack. Luckily, Val Bernat, a septuagenarian, will not require hernia surgery.

It was a good workout just carrying the 100-pound monument out of his garage and placing it on his driveway this past March.

For deceased military service members, the Department of Veteran Affairs provides each veteran with a grave marker upon request from a family member or mortician.

Mr. Bernat, an old soldier, recently provided a photo of the gravestone. He was curious if anyone knew where it officially belongs.

It's been lost right here...

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