Henry Joseph Deutsch

Army Badge
  • Name: Henry Joseph Deutsch
  • Location of Birth: Frazee, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 24, 1922
  • Date of Death: KIA - July 26, 1944
  • Parents: Charles Deutsch, Sr. & Goldie (Heick) Deutsch
  • High School and Class: 1940 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: February 6, 1943
  • Place Sworn In:
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  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:
    Purple Heart

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Michigan
    Name: Henry Joseph Deutsch
    Race: White
    Age: 19
    Birth Date: December 24, 1922
    Birth Place: Frazee, Minnesota
    Residence Place: Hazel Park, Oakland, Michigan
    Registration Date: June 29, 1942
    Employer: N.A. Woodworth Co., Ferndale, Michigan
    Weight: 140
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Other characteristic: Scar on back of left knee, mold [sic] on left side
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Charles Deutsch, Calumet, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota - August 1, 1944 - "Private Henry Deutsch, 21, in the infantry, was killed in France July 26th according to a notice from the War Department received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deutsch, Calumet. Henry Deutsch entered the service February 6, 1943, and went overseas in April 1944. He saw combat with the Fourth division during the invasion of France and the Normandy campaign following. A requiem mass was said for him at Marble, Father Hayes officiating. A brother, Charles is with the Army on New Guinea. The family is endeavoring to secure additional details either through the Red Cross or "buddies" of their deceased soldier son."

    Newspaper article: Itasca Iron News, Coleraine, Minnesota – August 31, 1944 – "Pvt. Henry Deutsch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deutsch of Calumet, was killed in the battle of France the 28th [26] of July, according to news received by his parents from the War Department. He was 21 years old and a graduate of Greenway high school in Coleraine. Private Deutsch entered armed service the 6th of February 1943, and went overseas in April of 1944. He was with the Fourth Division in combat in France in the infantry and went into the campaign in Normandy which followed. A brother, Charles Jr., is with the U.S. Army in New Guinea. Henry and Charles Deutsch were both prominent in school and also in Boy Scouts of Calumet and belonged to T. C. Appelget’s Scout troop."

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Newspaper article: Itasca Iron News, Coleraine, Minnesota – September 23, 1948 – "Funeral services were held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Wednesday morning at 9:30 for Pfc. Henry Deutsch who was killed in action in France during the war. Rev. Thos. Durkin officiated at Requiem High Mass. Pfc. Deutsch is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deutsch; sister, Jean; and brother, Charles."

    The remains of Henry Deutsch were removed from overseas for burial in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 30, Row 1).

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