Master Gunnery Sergeant John Vernon Berg’s home of record was Kinston, North Carolina having been born there on August 8, 1920. At the time of his death, he was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division as an Infantry Unit Leader. He was killed in Artillery, rocket and mortar fire on October 30, 1968 in the vicinity of Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. He was 48 years of age. On the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington DC, his name can be found on panel 40W, line 56.
His awards include the Silver Star Medal, the Bronze Star Medal with V for valor device, the Purple Heart Medal, the Marine Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.