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

    The third picture was in the News Dispatch, Michigan City, Indiana on October 26, 1943:
    The caption reads:
    "Workers Hear Veterans - The three veterans pictured above thrilled employees of the Pullman-Standard Car Mfg. Co. plant here Monday afternoon with personal experiences on the battlefields of the world. Pictured from left to right, are: Corp. Alex Wack, BM second class Fred Kuchenmeister, and Pfc. Fred V. Marshall. Kuchenmeister served with the Merchant Marine in the first landings on Guadalcanal, while Corp. Wack and Pfc. Marshall lost legs in the fighting in North Africa."

  • 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.

    Veterans in second picture are: left to right - Fred Vern Marshall, Virgil Gustafson, Dan Dukich, and Nick Dubovich.

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