Army Badge
  • Name: Eli Dubovich
  • Location of Birth: Marble, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 12, 1917
  • Date of Death: March 21, 1996
  • Parents: George Dubovich & Rose (Verbonich) Dubovich
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  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: April 20, 1944
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: May 13, 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Eli Dubovich
    Race: White
    Age: 23
    Birth Date: September 12, 1917
    Birth Place: Marble, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Marble, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Oliver Iron Mining Co., Arcturus Mine, Marble, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 162
    Height: 6-1
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Rose Dubovich, mother, Marble, Itasca, Minnesota

    WW II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Name: Eli Dubovich
    Birth Year: 1917
    Race: White, citizen
    Nativity State or country: Minnesota
    State of Residence: Minnesota
    County or City: Itasca
    Enlistment Date: April 20, 1944
    Enlistment State: Minnesota
    Enlistment City: Fort Snelling
    Branch: No branch assigned
    Branch Code: No branch assigned
    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: 2 years of high school
    Civil Occupation: Skilled cranemen, derrickmen, hoistmen & shovelmen
    Marital status: Single, without dependents
    Height: 00
    Weight: 000

    Newspaper article: 1944 – "SIX IN SERVICE – Pvt. Eli Dubovich, Geiger Field, Washington, is spending a
    furlough with his folks. The Duboviches have five sons and one daughter in the service: Anne, S 2/c, Memphis, Tennessee; Sam, A/S, Farragut, Idaho; Steve, F 2/c, with a San Francisco address; George, AOM 3/c, Seattle, Washington; and Cpl. Mike with an APO number with a New York address."

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Eli Dubovich attended Greenway High School in Coleraine, Minnesota and lived most of his life in the Marble, Minnesota area. He married Mary Prerad in 1951 in Chisholm. He was a shovel operator for the Oliver Mining Co., retiring in 1975 after 38 years of service. He was a life member of the Marinoff-Miskovich VFW Post 8831 of Pengilly. He was an Army Air Force veteran of WW II.

    Eli died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Serbian section - Block 45). He is survived by his wife, Mary; three daughters, Terri Dubovich, Barbara Dubovich, and Mary Ellen Dubovich; three sons, George, Dan and David; seven brothers, Nick, Mike, Sam, George, Steve, Paul and Dan; four sisters, Anne Georgiff, Mayme Dimatteo, Mary Plecas and Dragie Shevich; and six grandchildren.

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