Army Badge
  • Name: George "Cotta" Nick Dimich
  • Location of Birth: Bovey, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: March 17, 1919
  • Date of Death: April 12, 1990
  • Parents: Sam Dimich & Kathrine (Robatik) Dimich
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: October 12, 1942
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: June 15, 1943
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: George Nick Dimich
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: March 17, 1919
    Birth Place: Bovey, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Canisteo Mining Co., Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 225
    Height: 5-9
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Black
    Other characteristic: Right thumb amputated; 1 gold filling - front
    Next of Kin: Sam Dimich, father, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    George Dimich was a former Bovey business man who operated a cafe in the building on main street that became Mike's Bar in later years. He moved to Babbitt in 1956 where he was a welder for Reserve Mining Co. for many years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 4757 in Babbitt.

    George died in Bloomenson Nursing Home in Ely, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Lorna; three sons, John, William, and George Jr.; two daughters, Barb Dimich and Mary Dimich; a sister, Rose Docman; and seven grandchildren.

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