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
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  • Highest Rank: TEC 4 (Technical 4)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Awards:
    Good Conduct Medal
    Bronze Service Medal
    Purple Heart

  • 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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  • Civilian Life:
    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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