Donell (or Donnell) Wesley Collier

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  • Name: Donell (or Donnell) Wesley Collier
  • Location of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Date of Birth: July 7 or 8, 1918
  • Date of Death: September 1, 1994 (76 years old)
  • Parents: William Chauncey Collier and Effie (Meldrum) Collier
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: July 22, 1944 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: January 15, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information from World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Donnell Wesley Collier
    Gender: Male
    Rate: White
    Age: 22
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: July 8, 1918
    Birth Place: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Residence Place: Pengilly, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Registration Place: Pengilly, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Self
    Weight: 165
    Complexion: Light Brown
    Eye Color: Gray
    Hair Color: Brown
    Height: 5' 10"
    Next of Kin: Charlene Rae Collier
    Household Members: Donnell Wesley Collier
    Relationship: Self (Head)
    Household Members: Charlene Rae Collier
    Relationship: Wife

    Information from World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946:
    Name: Donell W. Collier
    Birth Year: 1918
    Race: White, citizen (White)
    Nativity State or Country: Utah
    State of Residence: Minnesota
    County or City: Itasca
    Enlistment Date: July 22, 1944
    Enlistment State: Minnesota
    Enlistment City: Fort Snelling
    Branch: No branch assignment
    Branch Code: No branch assignment
    Grade: Private
    Grade Code: Private
    Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    Source: Civil Life
    Education: 4 years of high school
    Civil Occupation: Skilled cranemen, derrickmen, hoistmen, and shovelmen
    Martial status: Married

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Donnell married Charlene R. Pickera on May 8, 1938, in Itasca County, Minnesota.

    Donnell died in Hibbing, Minnesota and is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery at Hibbing, Minnesota. No grave marker photo available at this time.

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