Registration Nr.:    V 00868 / 330016

Birthday:    30.06.1933, Luxembourg City

Father:    Gustave BARTEMES

Mother:    Anny OLLINGER

Service entry:    21.11.1950

Contingent:    2nd 

Ranks:   Soldat de 2e Classe (1950)
                 Soldat de 1re Classe (1952)

Death:    12.05.2014

On 21 November 1950, Fernand was enrolled into the IInd Battalion of the Luxembourg Army. One year later, in December 1951, he joined the Corps de la Garde. After the dispatch of a second contingent to Korea, Fernand volunteered as a rifleman (Tireur), ranked Soldat de 2e Classe. In Korea, he was promoted to Soldat de 1re Classe in June 1952.

After his return, Fernand was reassigned to the Corps de la Garde. In civil life, he worked for the Luxembourg National Railway Company (CFL) and later as a doorman at cigarette manufacturer Heintz van Landewyck in Luxembourg City.

As a lifelong member of the Anciens Combattants association, he was entrusted with the function of flag bearer at military ceremonies. In his later years, he travelled to South Korea with other veterans to commemorate the truce signed in 1953.

Croix de Guerre (Lux.)
Médaille Commémorative des théâtres d'opérations extérieures (Bel.)
Croix d'Honneur et de Mérite militaire en bronze (Lux.)
Médaille de Mérite de la Reconnaissance de la Fraternelle du Corps de Volontaires pour la Corée (Bel.)
Médaille du Volontaire de Guerre Combattant avec barrette en argent (Bel.)
Ambassador for Peace Medal (KWVA)
United Nations Service Medal (UNO)
Korean War Service Medal (RoK)
Médaille du Volontaire de Guerre avec barrette en bronze (Bel.)
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