Charles Patrick Deutsch, Jr.

Army Badge
  • Name: Charles Patrick Deutsch Jr.
  • Location of Birth: Frazee, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: November 1, 1921
  • Date of Death: December 25, 1991
  • Parents: Charles Deutsch, Sr. & Goldie (Heick) Deutsch
  • High School and Class: 1939 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: 1941 Itasca Junior College, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Highest Rank: TEC 4 (Technical 4)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: October 10, 1942
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: December 20, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Charles Patrick Deutsch, Jr.
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: November 1, 1921
    Birth Place: Frazee, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: February 18, 1942
    Employer: Inter State Iron Mining Co., Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 135
    Height: 5-8
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Charles P. Deutsch, Sr., Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota - December 17, 1943 -
    "Dear Mr. Barnes: I'd like to let you know that I have a change of address. We have been on maneuvers for several months, so as that takes up almost all of your time, it was practically impossible to write then and thank you and the Calumet Doughboy Club for the fine gift that this paper brings to us. It makes me feel like home isn't so far away when I get the Bovey Press and read what is going on in the range towns. So thanking you all again I remain, A Calumet Doughboy, Charles Deutsch."

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota - May 11, 1945 –
    “With the U.S. Army's I Corps on Luzon - The 775th Tank Battalion trained with live ammunition in the Louisiana swamps and with live Japs in the New Guinea jungles. Now they are blasting the Nips in Northern Luzon, and the infantrymen call them the Mountain Goats. They scale razorback ridges at which even jeeps jibe, crashing their own roads through trees and boulders, and flirt with precipices from which they can look down on the artillery’s grasshopper planes. They’ve smashed Jap guns, tanks and pillboxes and killed more than a thousand Japs while they flushed thousands more into the open for the infantry and artillery. One tank actually came out of a fight with a bloody nose – but it was Jap blood. Sgt. Chas. F. Deutsch, Greenway high school, Coleraine, ’39, Itasca Junior college, ’41, former miner for Interstate Iron Mining Co., Calumet, is a radio electrician with the 775th, and plans to go into radio and television work after the war. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deutsch of Calumet, who had another son killed in action in France last year.”

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Charles Deutsch died in Contra Costa County, California and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 151).

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