Army Badge
  • Name: Frank Leonard Karjala
  • Location of Birth: Bovey, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: November 9, 1909
  • Date of Death: October 25, 1967
  • Parents: Paul Karjala & Gustava (Leinonen) Karjala
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date of Discharge: June 11, 1943
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  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    CO K, 3 BN, 303 ORD REGT
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Frank Karjala
    Race: White
    Age: 30
    Birth Date: November 9, 1909
    Birth Place: Bovey, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Route 1, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Paul Karjala (employed for his father) driving school bus, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 175
    Height: 5-7
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Next of Kin: Paul Karjala, father, Route 1, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Frank Karjala resided in Trout Lake Township for the last seventeen years of his life. He was employed as a mechanic for Itasca Motor Sales in Coleraine, Minnesota.

    Frank died in Itasca County, Minnesota and is buried in the Trout Lake Community Cemetery, Bovey, Minnesota (Block 2, Lot 8). He is survived by four sisters, Hilda Terho, Elsie Pirila, Anna Jacobson, and Helen Gellner; two brothers, Harry and Matt; and an uncle, John Karjala.

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