December 2004
Updated December 1, 2004

AKCM(AW) Rudy R Bersamina, USN
                      Roderick (21), Rudy, Oyie, Melissa (24), Richard (20)

rudy with bush
rudy and yoly
Rudy with President George Bush aboard
USS Abraham Lincoln
Yoly and Rudy

Name :   Rodolfo Reyes Bersamina
Date of Birth :   August 17, 1948
Profession :   Master Chief Petty Officer (Retired), USN
College :   New York State University Regents College
Degree :   Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies
Name of Spouse :   Yoly Simpelo Batulan, RN
Date of Birth :   October 9, 1955
Address :   San Jose, California
 Country :   United States of America

About Rudy and Family

Rudy after graduation from high school, worked during the day and attended night school at Feati University.  He worked for Far East Aviation in Paranaque as a helper Aircraft Mechanic for 2 years, after which he worked for Philippine Airlines as an Air Cargo Clerk. After staying with the company for 7 years, he migrated to the U.S. and joined the Navy in 1974. While in the Navy, he served in a variety of assignments at sea and at shore, the last of which was as Supply Department Leading Chief Petty Officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln until his retirement on July 31, 2004. Rudy had been involved in several military campaigns in the Gulf like Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait, Operation Southern Watch in Afghanistan, and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq.

Rudy is a qualified Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist and has been awarded the Navy/Marine Corp Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy/Marine Corp Achievement Medal (4 awards), and various campaign and unit awards.

Rudy has been happily married to the former Yoly Simpelo Batulan of Gen. Trias, Cavite for 26 years.  Yoly is a Registered Nurse, and the Facility Unit Manager for Kaiser Fremont's Allergy Department.  She is also a certified OR nurse.  Rudy and Yoly are blessed with 3 children. Melissa, 24, is a graduate of UC Davis with a BS degree in Biology and minor in Psychology.  She is currently attending Optometry school at the Southern California College of Optometry. Roderick, 21, is attending San Jose State University, majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Radio, TV, and Film. He is with the Air Force ROTC Detachment 045 and also a Precision Drill Unit member. Richard, 20, is attending Santa Clara University majoring in Psychology and minoring in Religious Studies.  He is also a state-certified Emergency Medical Technician and member of the prestigious Santa Clara University Chamber Choir.  The family loves to travel and is active in their church, St. Victor, in San Jose, CA.