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Vernon L. Tweit

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736th Forever in our hearts “My condolences fo the family. Vern will be greatly missed. My father Pete Henson also served in the 736th. He spoke often of Vern who was a friend...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Dan Henson - Holbrook, AZ

“Our prayers and thoughts are with Vern's family. It was great getting to know Vern and the 736th family. He was a great friend to my dad Robert and...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Denny Olsen - Minneapolis, MN

Dad's birthday collage “Prayers from the Foote family. My father Wayne was also part of the infamous 736th. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Bill Foote - Denver City, TX

“What an honor to have met Verm at one of the reunions. Although I did not know Vern personally, my father Gilbert Garcia served with Vern and he...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Rosalie Rivas - Montclair, CA

“I'm proud to be a part of the 736th family, because of my Dad, Jim Curran. It was an honor to have known Vern. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Gail Olomon - Missoula, MT

“Doug, Murray and Family,What a good man your father was. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Steve Chronister - Bellinghamw, WA

Empty Table Ceremony - 736th Tank Bn “Vern faithfully and diligently carried the torch for his fallen comrades who now welcome him with open arms and bright smiles as he proudly stands...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: 736th Tank Battalion Hallinan-Maddox

“Pat, Doug and Murray....Praying for you and your family in this sad time.There are so many great memories of all of us growing up together,And the...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Karen Ringenbach-Picht - WA

“Godspeed ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Greg Todd - Bellingham, WA

“My sincere condolences to Pat and family. So many countless lives touched and blessed. Miss you dear...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Jeffrey How - Bellingham, WA

“Murray,Doug and family i am so sorry for your loss, your all in my thoughts at this time ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Ken Beam

“Pat and family,I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you joy as you adjust to this new reality. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jodee Brinkley - Bellingham, WA

“There are no words to describe this man. He was a soldier, a friend, a husband, father and grandfather beyond words. The 736th Tank Battalion is...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Freda Crockett - PA


Vernon was born on June 8, 1923 and passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Vernon was a resident of Bellingham, Washington at the time of passing.

He attended Lowell and Fairhaven schools and graduated from Bellingham High School in 1941.

He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943 and proudly served his country as a tank commander in the 736th Tank Battalion (nicknamed "The Kid Battalion") and was awarded a Purple Heart.

There will be a graveside service with military honors on Tuesday, June 20th at 10 AM at Bayview Cemetery followed by an 11 AM memorial service at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church.

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