Frank Gaizauskas

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  • Name: Frank Gaizauskas
  • Location of Birth: Lithuania
  • Date of Birth: December 18, 1888
  • Date of Death: January 24, 1974 (85 years old)
  • Parents: Joe and Mary Gaizauskas
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  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: April 30, 1918 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In: Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
  • Date of Discharge: January 22, 1919 (Release Date)
  • Place of Discharge: Camp DIx, New Jersey
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    June 15, 1918 December 26, 1918 37th Division
    May 2, 1918 June 15, 1918 Company M, 2nd Battalion, 153rd Depot Brigade
    December 26, 1918 January 22, 1919 Company H, 145th Infantry, 37th Division
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information from Headquarters Post of Embarkation from Hoboken, New Jersey:
    Frank left Hoboken, New Jersey on June 15, 1918 on the USS Leviathan.

    Frank served in the military from May 2, 1918 to January 22, 1919. He was at Verdun in September, 1918 and Argonne Forest in October, 1918. He served overseas from June, 1918 to December, 1918.

    Frank served with Company H, of the 145th Infantry, 37th Division.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Della (Suginta) Gaizauskas was his wife. His children were Bruno and Alfred Gaizauskas.

    Frank was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a retired die setter for Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Michigan.

    Frank came to Cohasset, Minnesota in 1973 to make his home with his son, Bruno.

    Survivors are his son, Bruno, and a grandson, Staff Sergeant Michael E. Gaizauskas of the Air Force at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

    Frank died at Itasca Memorial Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery at Detroit, Michigan. No grave marker is available at this time.

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