Dwight Monte Brower

  • Name: Dwight Monte Brower
  • Location of Birth: Cloquet, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 5, 1920
  • Date of Death: November 13, 1991 (71 years old)
  • Parents:
  • High School and Class: Carlton High School, Carlton, Minnesota
  • College: University of Minesota-Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Highest Rank: CAPT (Captain)
  • Branch:
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Corps
  • Date Sworn In: January 7, 1942 (Enlistment date)
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge:
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    January 7, 1942
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    Dwight served as an Air Force Pilot (Major) with the 10th Air Force China-Burma-India Theater during World War II.

    Information from Enlistment Record:
    Age: 21 years old
    Race: White
    Civil Occupation: Laboratory technicians and assistants
    Marital Status: Single, without dependents
    Height: 70"
    Weight: 155 pounds
    Employer's Name: Wood Conversion Company in Cloquet, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Dwight was on the Board of Directors of Cloquet Hospital, the Cloquet Chamber of Commerce, and the Cloquet Golf Club, all in Cloquet, Minnesota. He was also a member of the Brainerd Chamber of Commerce in Brainerd, Minnesota. Dwight served as past president of the Cloquet Golf Club and president of the Brainerd Exchange Club, and state chairman of the American Forest Products Industry. In addition, he was a member of the American Council of A.F.P.T, Christ Episcopal Church Vestry of Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, the VFW and Legion of both Carlton and Cloquet. He was also president of the Forest Industries Information Committee, a member of H.M.O. State Advisory Committee for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and a member of Outward Bound Selection Committee and Advisory Board of Hibbing VoTech in Hibbing, Minnesota. Dwight was active in amateur sports, particularly baseball and basketball.

    Dwight was employed by the Northwest Paper Company of Cloquet and Brainerd, Minnesota and Pomona, California for 28 years and most recently by Blandin Wood Products of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother, he is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, John and David; one daughter, Mary Vergin; one sister, Arlene Grow; and two grandchildren.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-D-03-0-5)

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