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John Charles Bridges 1907 - 1951


Posted By: Deb (email)
Date: 11/13/2014 at 20:32:27

John Bridges, 41 year-old son of F. G. and Minnie Walker Bridges, died in the sanitarium at Oakdale at 4:45 a.m. August 22.

Walker was born March 10, 1907, and was graduated from the Mediapolis high school with the first class to be graduated from the new school building, the class of 1925. On December 12, 1941, he became a member of the first unit of the construction Battalion (Seabees) to be organized. He served in the South Pacific theater during the war, and was discharged on October 21, 1945.

Bridges had worked as a carpenter with his father at Mediapolis before entering service.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Mary Bridges, at home. Twin sisters died previously.

Last rites will be held at the Fry chapel at 2 p.m. Friday.


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