Frederick Daniel Dowling

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  • Name: Frederick Daniel Dowling
  • Location of Birth: Sand Lake Township, Itasca County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 18, 1924
  • Date of Death: February 7, 2007 (82 years old)
  • Parents: Frederick Ernest and Clara Viola Dowling
  • High School and Class: 1942 - Deer River High School, Deer River, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: TEC 5 (Technical 5)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: May 29, 1943 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: April 20, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    Daniel joined the United States Army on May 22, 1943. He served in Rhineland and Central Europe as a Cannoneer 844 for the Battery B, 881st Field Artillery Battalion, 69 Infantry Division and was honorably discharged as a Technician 5th Grade on April 20, 1946.

    Information from the United States World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Frederick Daniel Dowling
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: May 1, 1924
    Birth Place: Spring Lake, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Spring Lake, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Registration Place: Spring Lake, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: U S C C C (United States Civilian Conservation Corps)
    Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 150
    Complexion: Light
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Hazel
    Next of Kin: Fred E. Dowling

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Daniel graduated valedictorian from Deer River High School, Deer River, Minnesota in 1942.

    He was Quarter Master of the Perry-Heide Post No. 9703 in Talmoon, Minnesota. For 40 years he participated in the Memorial Day Military Squad.

    Daniel retired from logging in 2005 at the age of 81. He was north fire warden and taught firearm safety. Daniel was president of the Cedar Lake Horseshoes and vice-president of the Minnesota North Central Horseshoe Association. He was a member of the bowling league in Deer River, Minnesota and sponsored his own women's team.

    Daniel is survived by his son, Michael (Shanon); two grandsons; a brother, Ted (Vivian); sisters, Shirley Shears and Virginia (Vern) Williams; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Daniel died in Grand Rapids and is buried in Sand Lake Cemetery in Itasca County, Minnesota.

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