Berry, Vernie, MSgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Primary Unit
1946-1947, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Service Years
1946 - 1967
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Master Sergeant

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Home Town
Abilene
Last Address
Abilene

Date of Passing
Sep 30, 2010
 
Location of Interment
Texas State Veterans Cemetery - Abilene, Texas
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Vernie Berry
Abilene

Vernie Berry left his earthly body on September 30, 2010. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at North's Memorial Chapel, 242 Orange Street with Tommy Thomason officiating. Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery under the supervision of North's Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at North's Funeral Home.
Mr. Berry was born on August 23, 1928 to Cade and Della Carter. He retired from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant after twenty- one years. He then spent twenty -two years with the United States Post Office. As a life long resident of Abilene, his passion for fishing was apparent to all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Ida Berry, Daughters : V.G. Shawver, Sue Black, Lorna Hogg; Sons: Jerry Nichols, Billy Thomason, Tommy Thomason, and Doyle Thomason. He was blessed with sixteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
On-line condolences can be made at www.northsfuneralhome.com


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Published in Abilene Reporter-News on October 3, 2010
   
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Korean War
From Month/Year
June / 1950
To Month/Year
July / 1953

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The Korean War; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) began when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China came to the aid of North Korea, and the Soviet Union gave some assistance.

Korea was ruled by Japan from 1910 until the closing days of World War II. In August 1945, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan, as a result of an agreement with the United States, and liberated Korea north of the 38th parallel. U.S. forces subsequently moved into the south. By 1948, as a product of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States, Korea was split into two regions, with separate governments. Both governments claimed to be the legitimate government of all of Korea, and neither side accepted the border as permanent. The conflict escalated into open warfare when North Korean forces—supported by the Soviet Union and China—moved into the south on 25 June 1950. On that day, the United Nations Security Council recognized this North Korean act as invasion and called for an immediate ceasefire. On 27 June, the Security Council adopted S/RES/83: Complaint of aggression upon the Republic of Korea and decided the formation and dispatch of the UN Forces in Korea. Twenty-one countries of the United Nations eventually contributed to the UN force, with the United States providing 88% of the UN's military personnel.

After the first two months of the conflict, South Korean forces were on the point of defeat, forced back to the Pusan Perimeter. In September 1950, an amphibious UN counter-offensive was launched at Inchon, and cut off many of the North Korean troops. Those that escaped envelopment and capture were rapidly forced back north all the way to the border with China at the Yalu River, or into the mountainous interior. At this point, in October 1950, Chinese forces crossed the Yalu and entered the war. Chinese intervention triggered a retreat of UN forces which continued until mid-1951.

After these reversals of fortune, which saw Seoul change hands four times, the last two years of conflict became a war of attrition, with the front line close to the 38th parallel. The war in the air, however, was never a stalemate. North Korea was subject to a massive bombing campaign. Jet fighters confronted each other in air-to-air combat for the first time in history, and Soviet pilots covertly flew in defense of their communist allies.

The fighting ended on 27 July 1953, when an armistice was signed. The agreement created the Korean Demilitarized Zone to separate North and South Korea, and allowed the return of prisoners. However, no peace treaty has been signed, and the two Koreas are technically still at war. Periodic clashes, many of which are deadly, have continued to the present.
   
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June / 1950
To Month/Year
July / 1953
 
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  • Adler, Junior Merle, 1st Lt, (1950-1951)
  • Adolf, Gerald (Jerry), SMSgt, (1953-1980)
  • Allston, James Hartford, 2nd Lt, (1951-1953)
  • Austin, Arthur Myles, Maj, (1939-1951)
  • Ballard, Dewey, Col
  • Barboza, John, TSgt, (1952-1973)
  • Beaulieu, Paul, CMSgt, (1949-1981)
  • Bennett, James, Col, (1940-1976)
  • Bennett, Jr., Chauncey Aubrey, Capt, (1950-1951)
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