Defenders of the Philippines

picture of captivity and picture of release form captivity


Bernard Grill, ADBC Commander

ADBC Commander, 1972-1973


Bernard Grill PictureBernard Grill was born May 2, 1920 at Bradley, a son of Joseph and Martha Grill.  He was interred at the Davao Penal Colony and at Nagasaki-03B (Funatsu).

He married Martha Baker on Jan. 10, 1953 on Chanute Air Force Base and they had three daughters.  He served on the Rantoul Village Board from 1966 to 1973.  He also was a member of the Rantoul Moose, the Rantoul Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS, Kiwanis, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Faithful Navigator, the University of Illinois All Presidents Council, Illinois Scholarship Fund, Illinois Quarterback Club, and Illinois Rebounders.  He was a Chicago Cubs and Illini fan.

He died Sept. 24 1993 and is buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rantoul, Illinois.