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  • Name: Eli Antonovich
  • Location of Birth: Calumet, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 17, 1916
  • Date of Death: November 11, 2003
  • Parents: Nick Antonovich & Josephine (Mrdja) Antonovich
  • High School and Class: 1935 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: April 29, 1941
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: May 30, 1944
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:
    Purple Heart

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Eli Antonovich
    Race: White
    Age: 24
    Birth Date: September 17, 1916
    Birth Place: Calumet, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Inter State Iron Co.
    Weight: 165
    Height: 5-7
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Next of Kin: Nick Antonovich, father, Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA

    Eli Antonovich was wounded in fighting on Guadalcanal in 1944.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Eli Antonovich married Eleanor Koppy in 1949. He worked for U.S. Steel and Cleveland Cliffs Mining companies, retiring with 37 years of service. He was a member of Marinoff-Miskovich VFW Post 8831 of Pengilly, Minnesota and the Disabled American Veterans.

    Eli died in the Veteran's Administration Hospital, St. Cloud, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota. He is survived by three sons, Nick (Sue) Antonovich, Michael (Sandra) Antonovich, and Lyle Antonovich; two step-sons, Gene (Mary ) Pulczinski and Steve (Blanch) Pulczinski; two step-daughters, Bernadette (Bob) Bardon and Darlene (Rick) Jennings; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eleanor in 1998; and three brothers, Louie, George, and Joe.

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