|Vern at age 18 in 1930|
Vern was drafted in January 1944. After completing his basic military training he was sent to the European theater and, on 11 Aug 1944, was transferred from the replacement depot to C Company 116th Infantry to serve as a rifleman. PVT Stewart was only with the unit 14 days, he was killed in action in the attack on German forces defending Brest on 25 Aug 1944.
PVT Stewart was repatriated and re-interred in the Valley Falls Cemetery in Valley Falls, Kansas.