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  • Name: Dr. Gordon Armand Leroux
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 19, 1925
  • Date of Death: June 5, 2015
  • Parents: Armand Leroux & Marie (Sella) Leroux
  • High School and Class: 1943 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: 1948 Itasca Junior College, Coleraine, Minnesota
    1952 University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota with highest honors
  • Highest Rank: CM 3 (Carpenter's Mate)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: 1943
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  • Date of Discharge: April 16, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Gordon Armond [sic] Leroux
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: July 19, 1925
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Marble, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: July 19, 1943
    Employer: Inter-State Iron Mining Co., Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 152
    Height: 5-9
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Other characteristic: Scar on fifth finger
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Armand J. Leroux, Marble, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Dr. Gordon Leroux practiced dentistry in Grand Rapids, Minnesota for 38 years, retiring in 1990. After arriving home from the Philippines in 1946, he worked in the Marble Legion Club, Taconite Cliff Research Lab, and played piano in an orchestra while attending Itasca Junior College. He married Maxine Johnson in 1949. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Cap Baker Lions Club. He was a lifetime member of the American Dental Association, and was involved with the Duluth District Dental Association and Minnesota State Dental Association.

    Dr. Leroux died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Maxine; three daughters, Anne (Dave) Dimich, Mary (Tom) Kearney, and Jeanne (Joseph) Guertin; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Shirley Hoshal and Denise Anderson.

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