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  • Name: Daniel "Dan" Dukich
  • Location of Birth: Cooley, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 16, 1923
  • Date of Death: May 15, 2004
  • Parents: Tom Dukich and Marie (Dragonich) Dukich
  • High School and Class: 1941 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: March 28, 1941
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: November 2, 1943
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Daniel Dukich
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: August 16, 1922 [birth & death records state the year as 1923]
    Birth Place: Cooley, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Pengilly, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: December 20, 1943
    Employer: Unemployed (re-enlisted after CDD discharge)
    Weight: 145
    Height: 6-1
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Nick Dubovich, Pengilly, Minnesota

    Dan was a World War II veteran, having served with the U.S. Army in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Daniel Dukich married Violet Katalinich in Chisholm, Minnesota in 1944. He was a mechanic for J&L Mining for 31 years, retiring in 1973. He loved flying and had earned his pilot's license.

    Dan died in Hibbing, Minnesota as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. He is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, MN (Serbian section). He is survived by his wife, Violet; son, Tom (Carolyn Schmitz) Dukich; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Marie Dukich; two sisters, Pearl Dubovich and Mildred Bastian; and three brothers, Nick, Eli and Peter.

    Veterans in group picture are Fred Vern Marshall, Virgil Gustafson, Dan Dukich, and Nick Dubovich.

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