Army Badge
  • Name: Dana Armand McNew
  • Location of Birth: Pennington, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 5, 1919
  • Date of Death: August 1, 1973
  • Parents: Harold McNew & Isabel (Young) McNew
  • High School and Class:
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: S SGT (Staff Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: June 2, 1942
  • Place Sworn In: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: June 25, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Dana Armand McNew
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: October 5, 1919
    Birth Place: Pennington, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Student, Senior High School, Dist. #1, Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 145
    Height: 5-8
    Complexion: Light Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Harold McNew, father, R.F.D., Northome, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Dana McNew was a resident of the Dora Lake community before serving with the Army Air Force in the European theater in World War II. He had been a telegrapher for the Burlington Northern railroad for 27 years and had been a Grand Rapids, Minnesota resident for that time. Dana married Dorothy Voges in Grand Rapids in 1946. He was a member of the Ponti-Peterson VFW post and the Brotherhood of Railway Telegraphers and Clerks.

    Dana died in the Minneapolis, Minnesota VA hospital after a long illness. He is buried in the Squaw Lake Cemetery, Squaw Lake, Minnesota (Section 2, Row 9). He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Dodie); two daughters, Mrs. James Thomas and Jenny; two sons, Dale and Michael; his mother, Mrs. William Belanger; three sisters, Eileen Opsohl, Kathleen Litchke, and Shirley Sumbs; two brothers, Wallace and Donald; and two grandchildren.

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