Army Badge
  • Name: Angelo Legueri
  • Location of Birth: Westerly, Rhode Island
  • Date of Birth: February 26, 1916
  • Date of Death: June 9, 2006
  • Parents: Fred Legueri & Mary (Strafaccia) Legueri
  • High School and Class: 1934 Nashwauk High School, Nashwauk, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: TEC 4
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: 1943
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  • Date of Discharge: December 4, 1945
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    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Angelo Legueri
    Race: White
    Age: 24
    Birth Date: February 26, 1916
    Birth Place: Westerly, Rhode Island, USA
    Residence Place: Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: M.A. Hanna Co., Keewatin, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 155
    Height: 5-8
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: -----
    Next of Kin: Dorothy May Legueri, wife, Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota

    Angelo Legueri was assigned to the 1306th Engineer General Service Regiment after completing basic training and in 1944 was shipped out to Europe. He saw action in both the European and Pacific Theaters. He was among the soldiers who landed on Normandy Beach on Utah Beachhead with Patton's 3rd Army; and his unit saw action in France, Belgium, and Germany. His duties included bridge building and the clearing of land mines. After V-E Day (May 1945), Angelo's unit was sent to the Pacific Theater and they saw action in the Philippines. After V-J Day (Aug. 1945) Angelo spent several months in Japan building accommodations for US occupation troops. In November 1945, Angelo was rotated back to the US and honorably discharged with the rank of Tech Sergeant.

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  • Civilian Life:
    Angelo Legueri worked for M.A. Hanna Mining Co. from 1935-1943 and then was drafted into military service. He had married Dorothy Hughes in 1940. After discharge from service, he returned to work at the M.A. Hanna Mining Company where he was a shovel runner. He retired in 1978 as a foreman after 43 years of service to the company. Angelo and Dorothy lived in Nashwauk, Minnesota where they raised their five children. Angelo was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church; the Knights of Columbus; the American Legion Post 307, Nashwauk; and the Hanna Retirees Group.

    Angelo died in Duluth, Minnesota and is buried in Nashwauk Cemetery, Nashwauk, Minnesota. He is survived by daughters, Patti (David) Williams, Jeanie (James) Sunnarborg, Margie Legueri, and Marianne (Gary Bodien) Cable; a son, Joseph (Shirley) Legueri; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Carmen (Rey) Lakso and Elizabeth "Toots" Sweeney; brothers Louis "Slugger" (Elaine) Legueri and George (Alice) Legueri; numerous nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, in 2004; a granddaughter, Rebecca Sunnarborg in 2003; his parents; a sister, Josephine "Pena" Paakkonen; a brother, Benny Legueri; and an infant sister.

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