Ernest "Ernie" Gafvert

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  • Name: Ernest "Ernie" Gafvert
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  • Date of Birth: November 10, 1895
  • Date of Death: June 19, 1960 (64 years old)
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Ernie served with Minnesota Company E, 141st Infantry during World War I.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Ernie was a former Grand Rapids, Minnesota resident.

    Ernie was a veteran of 38 years with the Minnesota Conservation Department. He retired on May 17th.

    Ernie had received the American Legion Meritorious Service Award from Governor Orville Freeman on May 16th.

    He was the second president of the Grand Rapids Rotary Club and invariably attended meetings when visiting in this area.

    He died at his home in Moose Lake, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery at Aitkin, Minnesota.

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