Ernest Carl Doepner was born on January 15, 1923
Sergeant Ernest Doepner was North St. Paul’s first casualty of the Korean War. Doepner had been killed in action in September, 1950, when he selflessly risked his life to save a fellow serviceman who lay wounded. In February, 1951, Doepner was awarded the Bronze Star posthumously for heroism.
Born in Washington County, Minnesota. He was a truck farmer outside North St. Paul, and sold his produce at the farmers market in St. Paul. His family knew him as "Sonny."