George Edward Dahl, Jr.

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  • Name: George Edward Dahl Jr.
  • Location of Birth: Mahnomen, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 24, 1920
  • Date of Death: September 12, 1972
  • Parents: George Dahl & Kaia (Rogen) Dahl
  • High School and Class: 1938 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: TEC 5 (Technical 5)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: March 6, 1942
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: November 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 Edward Dahl, Jr.
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: February 24, 1920
    Birth Place: Mahnomen, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: July 1, 1941
    Employer: George E. Dahl, Coleraine, Minnesota
    Occupation: painter
    Weight: 130
    Height: 5-5
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Next of Kin: Mrs. George E. Dahl, Coleraine, Minneaota

    Newspaper article: April 1945 – "The Service Men’s Club received two letters from Corporal George Dahl this week. In the first, thanking them for his Christmas box, George says, “The sprig of cedar still has its pleasant odor, and right now it is being passed around the barracks, each fellow taking a little on the sly.” In the second, written to Mrs. James R. MacNeil, thanking the service Men’s Club for his birthday card and check he says, “miss the fishing and hunting in northern Minnesota, but most of all I miss the family. Three years over here seems like a lifetime. I’ve been here so long now I feel as though I were an Aussie; but never fear, I’ll always be a “Yank” at heart.” George, known to most people in Coleraine as “Wiggy,” is stationed at Brisbane, Australia."

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    George Dahl lived in Tyler, TX and Denver CO after military service. He was an interior decorator and was employed by the Heggan and Lindquist Co. of Denver for the past 12 years prior to his death.

    George Dahl died in Denver, Colorado and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 29, Lot 19). He is survived by a son, Michael; his mother, Mrs. George Dahl; four sisters, Mrs. C. R. Swenson, Mrs. Morris Thompson, Mrs. William Betz, and Mrs. John Lentini; and three brothers, Kermit, James, and Ren.

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