Navy Badge
  • Name: Herbert "Herb" Calvert Latvala
  • Location of Birth: Nashwauk, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 13, 1911
  • Date of Death: May 14, 1988
  • Parents: Charles W. Latvala & Lydia (Aho) Latvala
  • High School and Class:
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: LTJG (Lieutenant Junior Grade)
  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: July 5, 1944
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: January 13, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Herbert Calvert Latvala
    Race: White
    Age: 29
    Birth Date: July 13, 1911
    Birth Place: Nashwauk, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Northwestern Oil Co., Superior, Wisconsin
    Weight: 135
    Height: 5-7
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Herbert Latvala, Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Herbert Latvala married Sylvia Viola Leino. He retired as president of the Nashwauk First National Bank in 1973. He was a 20-year member of the Nashwauk School Board; served as past president of the Minnesota School Board Association; was a member of the Itasca Finnish Club; was a past president of the Minnesota Finnish-American Historical Society; and was a member and past adjutant of the Nashwauk American Legion Post 307. He was a past member of Nashwauk Masonic Lodge 331; Hibbing Lodge of Perfection; Scottish Rite Bodies and Aad Temple of the Shrine, Duluth; and a past patron of Order of Eastern Star, Nashwauk Chapter 227, and Order of White Shrine of Jerusalem Trinity No. 9.

    Herb died in Eveleth, Minnesota and is buried in Nashwauk Cemetery, Nashwauk, Minnesota. He is survived by a son, Herbert L. Latvala; a daughter, Linda Kay Porten; brothers, Richard, Robert and Harvey; a sister, Helen Mitchell; and five grandchildren.

  • Tribal Affiliation(s):