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When this picture was taken Allen Bergner was the Commanding Officer of the USS ORION. He went on to become a Rear Admiral.
Eleanor Nordene Sturman married SSgt Claude Jacob Whitehead, US Marine Corps on November 6, 1945 in San Diego, California. He was her older brother's best friend in the Marines and she was his pen pal during WWII. They met face to face for the first time in 1944 when he was recovering from an illness picked up on Guadalcanal. They were happily married for 40 years until his passing in 1986 from cancer.
Margaret Crumbaugh Sturman. She was over 6 foot tall. Lived in Kansas.
Margaret Sturman Perkins (how about the hat!) and her husband James B Perkins owned the Pocatello House, a fancy hotel in Pocatello, Idaho from 1900 to 1948. She opened her hotel to traveling servicemen during WWII when the local barracks overflowed. She was my maternal great(2x)Aunt. Uncle Jim used to chase my mother through the halls of the hotel in his wheel chair, so she told me.
Ruth Lorenda Blood at 18 years old. She is the Grandmother of Jon Clark Bergner (my husband)
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DebraW Bergner Cool! My mom lives with me now. She misses my Dad everyday. She's 88 and is as lively as a bedbug. She'll be thrilled to know that others are sharing the joy and love that she and my Dad had. In case you're wondering, yes those dimples of his went straight through, side to side. LOL An interesting note, I think is, of course this was before he got sick, he could still fit into his Marine Corps uniform well into his 60s. He was diagnosed with cancer in July 1985 and left us 16 months later. He was 65. I guess you know I miss him every day, too, even 26 years later. Thanks, Filipe, for caring enough to share the very best.
Feb 13, 2012 · posted to the photo Eleanor & Claude Whitehead, 1945