Bernard J. Fisher

Sgt. Bernard J. Fisher was buried, with full military honors, on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. Fisher was killed in action Jan. 1, 1951, during the Korean War.

Born July 30, 1929, in Wilkes-Barre, Fisher was the son of James T. (Cavan) Fisher and Mary A. Metzo Fisher (both deceased). His brother, James Fisher, died in 1985.

Fisher is survived by a brother, Kenneth D. Fisher and his wife, Marina M. Fisher. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Joan Brislin Fisher; 12 nieces and nephews; 24 grand-nieces and grand-nephews; and several cousins.

Fisher was a 1947 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Wilkes-Barre and the U.S. Army Public Information program. Prior to his combat role, he worked for U.S. Army Radio at GHQ in Tokyo, Japan.

Anyone interested in remembering Fisher should support a veteran's organization or a group like Wounded Warriors.

The family thanks the U.S. Army's JPAC organization for identifying Fisher's remains and their help to us.

Published in Citizens' Voice on July 20, 2013