Claude Julian Eggebraaten

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  • Name: Claude Julian Eggebraaten
  • Location of Birth: Coleraine MN
  • Date of Birth: September 25, 1925
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  • Parents: Carl J. Eggebraaten & Adelia Anderson Eggebraaten
  • High School and Class: 1943 Greenway High School Coleraine MN
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  • Highest Rank: Private 1st Class
  • Branch: Marine Corp
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  • Date of Discharge: March 1, 1946
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  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    April 1944 Company F Infantry Battalion TC, Camp Elliot, San Diego CA
    October 1945 1st Battalion, 3D Marines, 3D Marine Division, Fmf, Guam, M.I.
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    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: MN
    Name: Claude Julian Eggebraaten
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: September 25, 1925
    Birth Place: Coleraine Minnesota
    Residence Place: Taconite Minnesota
    Registration Date: September 25, 1943
    Employer: Holman Cliffs Mining Com[any
    Weight: 150
    Height: 5’10”
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blond
    Next of Kin: Carl J. Eggebraaten

    Parents were Carl & Adelia Eggebraaten. Baptized at Zion Lutheran church on 29 Nov 1925.

    Itasca Iron News February 24, 1944 Pvt. Claude Eggebraaten, Marine in California, was just out of the hospital when he had to go back—measles!

    Itasca Iron News March 30, 1944 Claude Eggebraaten writes fromSan Diego that he has about finished boot training, after being confined to the hospital with measles and scarlet fever. He enjoys his experience on the rifle range, and like all the other boys is trying to make a good record.

    Itasca Iron News April 6, 1944 Soldiers letter from Claude Eggebraaten, marine at San Diego comes: “Just finished reading the Iron News which brought me back home again. The marine corps is a swell place to be. I think so anyway. The last two weeks we’ve worked pretty hard on rifle range. I started firing the M-1 today. Boy that’s sure is a sweet rifle and the range will be fun. My relay fired this morning and pulled butts this after noon. Sure was sorry to hear about Jimmy Hodgins. Just doesn’t seen like he wont be there to give me and the fellows advice our on the baseball diamond. Guess that’s where I remember him most”

    Address for Claude Eggebraaten:

    Claude J. Eggebraaten Station: Sixty second replacement Battalion, Transient Center, Fmf, Pac, ℅ Fleet Post Office San Fransisco California.
    Claude J. Eggebraaten Muster Date: October 1945. Rank Pfc, Station: 1st Batalion, 3D Marine Divison, Fmf Guam, M.I.

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    World War II

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