Army Badge
  • Name: Fred Vern Marshall
  • Location of Birth: Pengilly, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: June 21, 1918
  • Date of Death: May 12, 1990
  • Parents: Fred F. Marshall & Mary (McQuillan) Marshall
  • High School and Class: 1936 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: April 17, 1941
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  • Date of Discharge: December 10, 1943
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Fred Vern Marshall
    Race: White
    Age: 22
    Birth Date: June 21, 1918
    Birth Place: Pengilly, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Pengilly, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: D.M. & I. RR Co. (Duluth Missabe & Iron Range Railway Co.), Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota
    Weight: 163
    Height: 6
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: May Marshall, mother, Pengilly, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Fred Marshall married Shirley Simpson in Minnesota in 1944. He was active in the U.S.W.A. He had served as an active member of the Itasca County DFL, was a member of CORE of Northern Minnesota and the Habitat for Humanity, and he was a member of St. Kevin’s Catholic Church in Pengilly. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 8831 of Pengilly, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the DAV Post No. 1 in Minneapolis, and the American Legion Post 307 of Nashwauk.

    Fred died in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 145). He is survived by his wife, Shirley; four daughters, Mary Molly (Dean) Randall, Kathleen (David) Prawer, Colleen (Michael) Vaneps, and Susan (Greg) Stanich; three sons, Michael (Linda), Timothy (Dorothy), and S. Sgt. Daniel (Claudia); his sister, Mary E. (Nick) Damyanovich; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and four step-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his son, Patrick, in 1964 and granddaughter, Sarah, in 1979.

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