Alfred Douglas Vroman

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  • Name: Alfred Douglas Vroman
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: November 18, 1927
  • Date of Death: July 7, 1969 (41 years old)
  • Parents: John F. Vroman and Ida (Soderstrom) Vroman
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  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Force
  • Date Sworn In: March 14, 1946 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: September 15, 1947 (Discharge Date)
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    Alfred served with the Minnesota 201st Base Unit of the Army Air Forces.

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Alfred Dougals Vroman
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: November 18, 1927
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: November 19, 1945
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Framing
    Height: 6'
    Weight: 170
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Next of Kin: John Vroman (father)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Alfred was struck and killed by a car on Highway 2 three miles west of Cass Lake, Minnesota on July 7, 1969.

    Alfred had attended local schools, served with the United Army as a military policeman and worked at the West Hill Mine and for Cole Forest Products in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Vroman; three brothers, David, Arthur, and Donald; and a sister, Mrs. James Tader.

    Buried in Harris Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot 2.21.2.1)

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