Hans Eugene Wuorinen

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  • Name: Hans Eugene Wuorinen
  • Location of Birth: Inger, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: June 8, 1920
  • Date of Death: July 30, 1945 (25 years old)
  • Parents: Matt Wuorinen and Matilda (Lempinen) Wuorinen
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: September 30, 1940
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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  • Military Highlights:
    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota - February 19, 1943 - "Hi Everybody: Haven't got much to say, but I want to thank you people for the Christmas gift, and I think it was swell of the Girl Scouts to remember us boys in service. I am all right except for want of a furlough. I hope to see most of you people on my furlough. I would like to have you people see that my address in the paper is made complete. I saw my address in the paper and it wasn't complete. I am getting the Bovey Press and enjoy reading it very much. I know you people back there are doing your part in this war, and I am sure we are doing our best. Best wishes to all. Private Hans E. Wuorinen."

    Pvt. Hans E. Wuorinen served in Alaska, The Eastern Theatre of Operations, and in the African Campaign over a period of three years.

    At Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia, he was a member of Detachment No. 2, The Infantry School Motor Pool.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    On February 18, 1944, Pvt. Wuorinen married Miss Wilma Borchert of Minneapolis, Minnesota, formerly of Menomonie, Wisconsin, who, with one child, Julie Marie, survives him. He also leaves one sister, Vera.

    Information from Itasca Iron News, dated August 9, 1945:
    "Bovey Serviceman Dies at Fort Benning"
    Private Hans C. [should be E.] Wuorinen of Bovey, who died July 30 at the Regional hospital at Fort Benning, Ga., was brought to Coleraine for burial this week. Military services were held on Monday, August 6, from the Peterson chapel under the direction of the American Legion. Pvt. Wuorinen was born at Inger, Minesota [should be Minnesota], June 8, 1920. He is survived by his wife, Wilma, who lives in Minneapolis, and a sister, Mrs. Hodgman, of Calumet."

    Hans died at the Ambulatory Surgical Facilities Regional Hospital at Fort Benning, Georgia from non battle wounds and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery at Coleraine, Minnesota. (Block 2, Lot 22)

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota - August 10, 1945: "Monday afternoon at one o'clock funeral services were held in Peterson's chapel for Hans Wuorinen who died at Ft. Benning Ga. He had been stationed in the Aleutians for a long time, but had been in a hospital in the States for several months. He leaves a wife and baby daughter and one sister, Mrs. Ed Hodgman of Marble. He was born at Deer River 26 years ago, but had lived the greater part of his life on a farm near Marble."

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