Donald Roger Antonovich

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  • Name: Donald Roger Antonovich
  • Location of Birth: Taconite, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: January 5, 1923
  • Date of Death: September 8, 1998
  • Parents: Eli Antonovich and Mary (Musich) Antonovich
  • High School and Class: 1942 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: March 1, 1943
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: December 13, 1944
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  • Military Awards:
    Purple Heart

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Donald Roger Antonovich
    Race: White
    Age: 19
    Birth Date: January 5, 1923
    Birth Place: Taconite, Minnesota
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Employer: _____
    Weight: 140
    Height: 5-11
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mary Antonovich, Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA

    Donald Antonovich was critically wounded on Biak Island, New Guinea on May 28, 1944. He was hospitalized overseas for a period of time and then transferred to Mayo General Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois for further medical care.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Donald Antonovich married Pearl Wilson in 1942 before entering the service in early 1943. He and his wife lived in Calumet, Minnesota from 1945 to 1953, in Virginia, Minnesota from 1953 to 1979, and in New Mexico from 1979 to 1981 before moving to Colorado and back to Minnesota in 1987, locating in Hoyt Lakes. He was owner of the Holland Bar and Royal Bar, and built Eldorado Cocktail Lounge in 1967 in Virginia. He was respected as an honest businessman and beloved by his wife and family. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans, VFW Timothy Robinson Post 8144 of Hoyt Lakes, and American Legion Quayle-Shuster-Truman-Muhich Post 241 of Aurora.

    Donald died in Golden Crest Nursing Home, Hibbing, Minnesota after a long illness and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Serbian section).

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