James "Sandy" or "Jim" Percy Gamble

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  • Name: James "Sandy" or "Jim" Percy Gamble
  • Location of Birth: Deer River, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 2, 1925
  • Date of Death: May 30, 2002 (76 years old)
  • Parents: Percy Gamble and Anna (Gwin) Gamble
  • High School and Class: 1943 - Deer River High School, Deer River, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Marine Corp
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  • Date Sworn In: November 1, 1943 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: March 1, 1946 (Release Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    After graduation, Sandy served three years in the Marine Corps serving in the Pacific area.

    Information from Registration Card (Men born on or after January 1, 1922 and on or before June 30, 1924):

    Name: James Percy Gamble
    Place of Residence: Deer River, Minnesota, Itasca County
    Age in Years: 18
    Place of Birth: Deer River, Minnesota
    Date of Birth: July 2, 1925
    Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Percy Gamble, Deer River, Minnesota
    Employers Name and Address: Fred Groth, Deer River, Minnesota

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  • Civilian Life:
    Sandy was raised and educated in Deer River, Minnesota.

    He married Alice Lorraine Lengstorf on October 22, 1947, in Itasca County, Minnesota.

    He moved to Spokane, Washington and worked as a carman for Western Fruit Express-Burlington Northern until 1987.

    Sandy is survived by his wife, Alice; two daughters, Susan Phinney and Robin Anderson; two granddaughters; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, June Grant and Jolene Bemis; and one brother, Jerry.

    Sandy is buried in Greenwood Memorial Terrace at Spokane, Washington.

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