Alfred Henry Erickson

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  • Name: Alfred Henry Erickson
  • Location of Birth: Blackberry Township, Itasca County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 31, 1904
  • Date of Death: October 14, 1996 (92 years old)
  • Parents: Victor and Louisa Erickson
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Alfred served with the Combat Engineers of the United States Army.

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Alfred Henry Erickson
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 37
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: July 31, 1904
    Birth Place: Blackberry, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Blackberry, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: February 18, 1942
    Registration Place: Blackberry, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Great Northern Railroad
    Height: 5' 6"
    Weight: 160
    Complexion: Light
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Next of Kin: Victor Erickson

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Alfred was a life-long resident of Blackberry Township and attended Blackberry School.

    He was foreman for a Burlington Northern bridge and building crew.

    Alfred is survived by his wife, Sarah "Sally"; one brother, Robert; and a sister, Edythe Metz.

    Preceding him in death were his parents, Victor and Louisa Erickson, four sisters, and two brothers.

    Alfred died at Itasca Medical Center C&NC Unit and is buried in Hazelwood Cemetery at Blackberry Township in Itasca County.

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