Henry "Elwood" Bobich

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  • Name: Henry "Elwood" Bobich
  • Location of Birth: Calumet, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: January 5, 1922
  • Date of Death: October 8, 1994 (72 years old)
  • Parents: Paul Bobich and Rena (Albright) Bobich
  • High School and Class: Attended Greenway School system in Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: MOMM3 (Motor Machinist's Mate Third Class Petty Officer)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: January 18, 1944 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: May 13, 1946 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Henry Bobich
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: January 5, 1922
    Birth Place: Calumet, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Registration Place: Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Butler Brothers
    Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 155
    Complexion: Dark
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Rena Bobich

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    "Elwood" grew up in the Cloverdale area and attended the Greenway school system.

    He married Ruth McGuire in 1962. He was a truck driver and conveyor operator for Butler Brothers Mining Company for 30 years. He was also a custodian for Itasca Medical Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota retiring in 1981.

    Elwood was a member of Ponti-Peterson VFW Post in Grand Rapids. Minnesota.

    He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Ruth; a son, Nick; a daughter, Patricia Benton; a sister, Pauline Nick; three brothers, Robert, Nick, and Thomas; and three grandchildren.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-09-2-0)

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