Fred Eugene Comstock, Jr.

Navy Badge
  • Name: Fred Eugene Comstock Jr.
  • Location of Birth: Boring, Oregon
  • Date of Birth: November 22, 1918
  • Date of Death: June 10, 1993
  • Parents: Fred E. Comstock, Sr. & Belle (Stevens) Comstock
  • High School and Class: 1936 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: Dunwoody Institute, Minneapolis, MN
    Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Minneapolis, MN
  • Highest Rank: MM 1/c (Machinist's Mate 1st Class Petty Officer)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: May 31, 1942
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  • Date of Discharge: October 8, 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Fred Eugene Comstock
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: November 22, 1918
    Birth Place: Boring, Oregon, USA
    Residence Place: Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Balkan Mining Co., Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 167
    Height: 5-8
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Belle Comstock, mother, Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: 1944 – Fred Comstock Jr., MM 1/c in the U.S. Navy, arrived here Monday night from sea and is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Comstock, until tomorrow. He was accompanied home by his wife who is employed in Washington, D.C. where Fred was stationed for some time while he was in training. He had not had a leave for about 18 months.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Fred Comstock married Linnea Selander in 1941 in Superior, Wisconsin. After graduation from the Northwestern College of Chiropractic, the couple moved to Deer Lodge, Montana in 1950 and then to Anaconda, Montana in 1953 where he practiced chiropractic care. They moved to Fargo, North Dakota in 1966 and opened the Comstock Chiropractic Clinic. Fred retired in 1980 and Linnea died in 1980. Dr. Comstock was past president of the North Dakota State Chiropractic Association and Sons of Norway. He was State Recorder of the Shrine and a member of the Shrine Oriental Band. He was a past member of the Elks, Kiwanis, and American Legion.

    Fred died in North Dakota and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, North Dakota (plot - Northpark, Sec. , Lot 62). He is survived by two daughters, Carol (Joel) Niess, Doctors of Chiropractic who have taken over the Comstock Clinic, and Joann (John) Holm; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and two sisters, Velma Brooke and Nellie Berg.

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