Army Badge
  • Name: Clifford "Cliff" Edward Mattson
  • Location of Birth: Trout Lake Township, Itasca County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 31, 1923
  • Date of Death: August 15, 2004
  • Parents: Isaac Mattson & Hilda (Maikku) Mattson
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  • Highest Rank: CPL (Corporal)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: April 20, 1944
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  • Date of Discharge: February 21, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Clifford Edward Mattson
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: October 31, 1923
    Birth Place: Rural Bovey, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Trout Lake Township, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Employer: Staying at home on farm
    Weight: 125
    Height: 5-7
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Lassac [sic] Mattson, Route 1, Bovey, Minnesota

    Clifford served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Clifford Mattson was a life-long resident of Trout Lake Township. He married Joyce Anderson in Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1936. He worked in the parts department of Itasca Motors in Coleraine, and had been a custodian in the J.C. Penney Store in Grand Rapids. He was a former member of the Canisteo Lodge A.F. & A.M., the Itasca Lodge No. 208 A.F. & A.M. and the Grand Rapids American Legion.

    Cliff died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in the Trout Lake Community Cemetery, Bovey, Minnesota (Block 11). He is survived by his wife, Joyce; a son, Terry Mattson; a daughter, Vickie Erickson; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, Eugene, Harry, and Charlie; and a sister, May Snyder.

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