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Gerald H. "Jerry" Byrem

Gerald H. “Jerry” Byrem, 87, of Strasburg PA, died May 24, 2010. He graduated from Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades in 1943, as a tool and die maker and a machinist, he enlisted in the Army Corps of Engineers. He was assigned to the Tank Destroyers at Fort Hood TX, for basic training. Later, he was transferred to ASTP at Hendrix College in Conway AR. He was then transferred to the 99th Infantry Division at Camp Maxey TX, and was shipped overseas serving as an assistant squad leader. He was injured and evacuated to a hospital in France then England. After surgery and recovery, he rejoined his outfit and was with them to the end of the war. He graduated from Penn State in 1950, as an industrial engineer, working for AMP Inc. in Harrisburg PA, for 35 years. Survivors include his wife, Lois; two sons; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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