Navy Badge
  • Name: Harold Perman Monson
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 8, 1920
  • Date of Death: January 18, 1982
  • Parents: Mons Monson & Elen (Petterson) Monson
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  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: June 16, 1941
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  • Date of Discharge: November 7, 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Harold Perman Monson
    Race: White
    Age: 25
    Birth Date: February 8, 1920
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: November 14, 1945 [after discharge from service]
    Employer: Unemployed
    Weight: 180
    Height: 6-1
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Next of Kin: Mons Monson, father, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

    Harold Monson served 4 1/2 years in the U.S. Navy on the USS Bell during World War II.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Harold Monson lived in Grand Rapids, Minnesota all his life and was planning to retire to Victor, Montana, where he and his wife had spent the last two winters. He married Mabel (Simonson) Monson in 1950 in Grand Rapids. After his discharge from service, he worked as a carpenter. He was a past president of Local United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Jointers Local 1864. He was a member of the Grand Rapids Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1720, the Grand Rapids American Legion McVeigh-Dunn Post 60, and the Grand Rapids Moose Lodge.

    Harold died in Victor, Montana and is buried in Victor Cemetery, Victor, Montana (Lot Q5, Grave 5, No. 1423). He is survived by his wife, Mabel; two sons, Monell and Melvin; two sisters, Myrtle (Clarence) Lawson and Paulma Ruuhela; and five grandchildren.

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