Army Badge
  • Name: Edward "Ed" Francis Loughrea
  • Location of Birth: Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
  • Date of Birth: February 15, 1898
  • Date of Death: June 9, 1955
  • Parents: Patrick Loughrea & Isabella (McGee) Loughrea
  • High School and Class: Eau Claire High School, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • College: LaCrosse Teachers College, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota - graduate work
  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: April 6, 1917
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  • Date of Discharge: August 14, 1919
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  • Military Highlights:
    Edward Loughrea served in Co. F, 2nd Supply Tn, 2nd Division during World War I.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Edward Loughrea taught school at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, and at Buhl, Coleraine and Deer River, Minnesota. He served as the Itasca County Veterans Service Officer from 1945 until his death in 1955. He was a past president of the state Veteran's Service Officers and past commander of the Buhl and Deer River American Legion posts. He was a charter member of the Calumet-Marble Chupurdia-Knight V.F.W. Post 3898 and also a member of the Coleraine And-Quist American Legion Post 218 and the 40 & 8 Voiture 33.

    Ed died while being rushed to Itasca Memorial Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Section 3, Site 2399). Survivors are his wife, Laura; a daughter, Jean (Charles) Hadfield; two sons, Edward P. and James E.; two sisters, Mildred Loughrea and Mrs. A.P. McNabb; a brother, Robert; and three grandchildren.

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