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Herbert "Herb" Ernest Point
- Name: Herbert "Herb" Ernest Point
- Location of Birth: Gran Precinct, Itasca County, Minnesota
- Date of Birth: August 10, 1911
- Date of Death: July 4, 1991 (79 years old)
- Parents: Charles Point and Alma (Gran) Point
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- Highest Rank: TEC 4 (Technical 4)
- Branch: Army
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- Military Awards:
Good Conduct Medal
Bronze Service Medal
- Military Highlights:
Herbert served in the Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe Campaigns, receiving the Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Service Medal and the Purple Heart.
- Wars Involved:
World War II
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Herbert married Laura Kinnunen in 1948.
He lived in the Trout Lake area all of his life, where he farmed and worked for Cleveland-Cliffs Mining Company for 34 years, retiring in 1980 as a drill operator.
Herbert was an accomplished trapper and very knowledgeable on wolves.
He was a member of the Trout Lake Apostolic Lutheran Church.
Herbert is survived by his wife, Laura; two daughters, Colleen Point and LaDonna Flier; three sisters, Agnes Skurich, Syrie Benson and Celia Polzin; two granddaughters, and four grandsons.
Herbert died at Itasca Medical Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in lakeview Cemetery at Coleraine, Minnesota. (Block 145)
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