Kearney, Nebraska


Bernard Coon graduated from Kearney High School in 1940. He then went to Nebraska State Teachers College at Kearney for a year. His family moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Coon would later enlist in the Army. He served in an engineering unit and was killed in a training accident in Camp Campbell, Kentucky.

Branch of Service



Private First Class

Military Occupational Specialty

Engineer Enlisted Soldier

Death Date


Original Source Location

UNK Archives Briggs Collection, Box 23, Folder 4, Envelope 3

Additional Information

Additional information available in the 1946 Blue and Gold yearbook, viewable at http://library.unk.edu/archives/ . If you'd like to schedule a visit to view these materials in person, or if you'd like to submit additional information, please contact us.

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Bernard Coon in uniform

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Bernard Coon in uniform



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