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Les Bernhardt

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 2nd, 2013

BERNHARDT—Les Bernhardt passed away March 27, 2013.

He graduated in 1969 from Mapleton High School, and then enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he eventually became a door gunner. He fought through two tours in Vietnam and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for bravery in action.

He was also the recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and a Vietnamese Ranger Ribbon.

He also loved sports. He was a huge fan of Siuslaw High School, and he loved the Oregon State Beavers.

He always had a smile and was a constant joker making everybody laugh.

He is survived by his mother, Ardith; his brothers, Chris and Jeff; his daughters: Kara, Tiera, Julie and Gabby; and his son, Christopher.

He will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.

Services are pending.

Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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