Army Badge
  • Name: Hugo William Heiniemi
  • Location of Birth: Trout Lake Township, Itasca County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 5, 1920
  • Date of Death: April 20, 2011
  • Parents: Oscar Heiniemi & Anna (Taskila) Heiniemi
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date of Discharge: January 11, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Hugo William Heiniemi
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: July 5, 1920
    Birth Place: Trout Lake Township, Bovey, Minnesota
    Residence Place: Route 1, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota
    Registration Date: February 15, 1942
    Employer: Unemployed - on Farm
    Weight: 140
    Height: 5-6
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Next of Kin: Oscar Heiniemi, father

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota - August 31, 1945 - "Versailles, France, July 22nd. Dear Friends: Enclosed you will find my request for the Bovey Press. Please forward it to the new address on the card. I haven't been receiving the Press for quite some time, due to the fact that we have been moving so often. At the present we are stationed here in Versailles, France. Hope to be here for some time as we have a lot of work to do here putting in communications between here and Paris. Thank Mrs. Dargan for the lovely greeting card, and I also wish to thank all the people that made it possible for the Service Club to send the Press to us. I enjoy reading the paper very much, and sure do miss it when it is late in coming. Sincerely yours, Hugo Heiniemi."

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Hugo Heiniemi was a heavy equipment operator for Hibbing Taconite, retiring in 1982.

    Hugo died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Trout Lake Community Cemetery, Bovey, Minnesota. He is survived by his sister, Evelyn L. Bernard, and several nephews, nieces and great nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Elmer Heiniemi, Hilda Korkia Nevala, Leo Heiniemi, John Heiniemi, Waino Heiniemi and Matt Heiniemi.

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