Army Badge
  • Name: Frank Ferdinand Drobnick
  • Location of Birth: Bovey, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 12, 1912
  • Date of Death: January 4, 1993
  • Parents: John Drobnick & Frances (Gerbec) Drobnick
  • High School and Class: 1930 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: TEC 5 (Technical 5)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: March 23, 1942
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: December 31, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Frank Ferdinand Drobnick
    Race: White
    Age: 28
    Birth Date: May 12, 1912
    Birth Place: Bovey, Minensota, USA
    Residence Place: Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Danube Mining Co., Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 165
    Height: 6
    Complexion: Light brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Black
    Other characteristic: Scar on right cheek
    Next of Kin: Frances Drobnick, mother, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Frank Drobnick was a life-long resident of Bovey, Minnesota. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the battles of Ardennes, Rhineland and central Europe with the 358th Infantry Regiment. He worked as manager of Itasca Motors Ford Garage in Coleraine, Minnesota for 25 years, retiring in 1970.

    Frank died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 66). He is survived by brothers, John, Joseph, and Albert; and sisters, Mary F. Steeter and Margaret Baich. He was preceded in death by his wife Wilma in 1989.

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