Branch: U. S. Army
Status: Deceased Veteran
Date of Service: WWII
Home Town: Nora Township
Headstone of Jerry Netland in Nora Township Cemetery
Jerry Netland was born January 10, 1909 in Bagley to Andrew and Lena Netland. He grew up in Nora Township and attended the Nora Township School up to 8th grade.
Jerry was a tall man when he registered for the draft on August 16, 1940. He was 6′ 2″ tall and weighed 190 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was self-employed on the family farm.
Jerry entered the Army in March of 1942, two months after Pearl Harbor. He was sent to Camp Pendleton, California for basic training. He took advanced training in Florida. He spent most of WWII in New Guinea, a large island separated by the shallow Torres Strait from the Australian Continent. The New Guinea Campaign was fought from January, 1942 to August, 1945 and was one of the most arduous fought by Allied troops in all the war. Jerry was discharged in November of 1945 with an Honorable discharge.
Jerry died on March 28, 1977 and is buried in Nora Township Cemetery.
Plot: 5 Side: South Row from Bottom: 1
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