Herbert "Herb" Ernest Point

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  • 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
  • High School and Class:
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: TEC 4 (Technical 4)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: May 6, 1942
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: November 6, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:
    Good Conduct Medal
    Bronze Service Medal
    Purple Heart

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Herbert Ernest Point
    Race: White
    Age: 29
    Birth Date: August 10, 1911
    Birth Place: Bovey, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Route 1, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: None
    Weight: 186
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Light brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Charles Arvid Point, father, Route 1, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota

    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

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Herbert married Laura Kinnunen in 1948 in Minnesota.

    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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