Air Force Badge
  • Name: Carl Matt Manginen
  • Location of Birth: Trout Lake Township, Itasca County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 15, 1928
  • Date of Death: August 29, 2013
  • Parents: Adolph Manginen & Maria (Suutari) Manginen
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  • Highest Rank: A1C (Airman 1st Class)
  • Branch: Air Force
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Carl Matt Manginen
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: October 15, 1928
    Birth Place: Bovey, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Route 1, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 19, 1946
    Employer: -----
    Weight: 160
    Height: 5-9
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Gray
    Hair Color: Brown
    Other characteristic: Scar above left eye
    Next of Kin: Mary Manginen, Route 1, Bovey, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    Carl Manginen was a life-long resident of Trout Lake Township where he served as a Township Supervisor for three years. He married Betty (Washburn) Jordan in 1975 in Minnesota. He was employed by Charmaster Products and retired from there in 2009. He organized the Trout Lake Township Baseball team and served on the committee to build the Trout Lake Community Center. He was a 60-year member of the Grand Rapids American Legion Post #60.

    Carl died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Trout Lake Community Cemetery, Bovey, Minnesota (Block 5, Lot 18). He is survived by his wife, Betty; four step-children, Greg (Vickie) Jordan, Linda Schumacher, Diane Jordan, and Tom (Brenda) Jordan; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and three nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Mona Manginen; two step-children, Dale Jordan and Susan Jordan; seven sisters and one brother.

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