Army Badge
  • Name: Arvid Lee Black
  • Location of Birth: Bristol, South Dakota
  • Date of Birth: August 17, 1917
  • Date of Death: January 10, 1999 (81 years old)
  • Parents: Alvin Black and Mabel (Johnson) Black
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  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: May 18, 1945 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: December 7, 1945 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Arvid Lee Black
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 23
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: August 17, 1917
    Birth Place: Bristol, South Dakota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Dr. H. E. Binet
    Height: 5' 8"
    Weight: 150
    Complexion: Light
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Eye Color: Blue
    Next of Kin: Blanch Black (wife)

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Arvid grew up in the Sugar Lake area of Cohasset, Minnesota and lived most of his life in the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area.

    He was married to Blanche Gagner on June 26, 1939. Arvid started working as a carpenter with Rupert Construction in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, then built homes in partnership with Ed Johnson for many years and finally worked on his own, completing many homes in the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area.

    He served as president of the Sunset Saddle Club and served with the Itasca County Sheriff's Posse. He was a longtime member of the American Legion in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Arvid was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Mabel Black. He is survived by his wife, Blanche; two daughters, Janet Mattson and Janice Hince; two sons, Dick and Milton; a sister, Marilyn Huber; three brothers, Lester, Arleigh, Larry; twelve grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-C-27-2-0)

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