Elroy Rufus Frank

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  • Name: Elroy Rufus Frank
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  • Date of Birth: October 14, 1916
  • Date of Death: February 8, 1945 (28 years old)
  • Parents: Victor Frank and Rosa (Ketola) Frank
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  • Highest Rank: EM 3/c (Electrician's Mate 3rd Class)
  • Branch: Coast Guard
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  • Date Sworn In: July 6, 1942
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  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Elroy Frank, coastguardsman, died at a base hospital at Hollandia, New Guinea from a rare tropical disease on February 8 according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Frank of Chisholm, Minnesota. The Franks are former residents of Nashwauk, Minnesota.

    Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Niemi) Frank; a son, Robert Elroy Frank; and two sisters, Martha Davidson and Elna Brunet.

    He is buried in Calvary Cemetery at Chisholm, Minnesota.

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