George Boris Bjelajac

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  • Name: George Boris Bjelajac
  • Location of Birth: Calumet, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 19, 1923
  • Date of Death: May 16, 2004
  • Parents: Mike Bjelajac & Dorothy (Safar) Bjelajac
  • High School and Class: 1942 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: GM3 (Gunner's Mate Third Class Petty Officer)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: September 29, 1942
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: December 18, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: George Boris Bjelajac
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: October 19, 1923
    Birth Place: Calumet, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Employer: Lerch Bros. Inc., Hibbing, Minnesota (Calumet, MN mine)
    Weight: 156
    Height: 5-11
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mike Bjelajac, Calumet, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    George Bjelajac was a lifetime member of the VFW post in Hopkins, Minnesota.

    George Bjelajac died in Hennepin County, Minnesota and is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Sec 20A, Site 202). He is survived by his wife Beverly; sons, Terry, David, Keith and Jimmy; step-children, Linda Lausen, Richard Powers and Michael Melin; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Edward “Eddie”.

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