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  • Name: Joe Antonovich
  • Location of Birth: Calumet, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 3, 1920
  • Date of Death: October 21, 1983
  • Parents: Nick Antonovich & Josephine (Mrdja) Antonovich
  • High School and Class: 1939 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: July 22, 1944
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: January 12, 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:
    Joe's obituary stated that he had received a "Soldier's Medal" while serving in the European Theatre.

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Joe Antonovich
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: February 3, 1920
    Birth Place: Calumet, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: July 1, 1941
    Employer: Interstate Iron Co.
    Weight: 155
    Height: 5-9
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Gray
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Nick Antonovich, Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Joe Antonovich lived in Alborn, Minnesota the last 26 years of his life. He retired as a high school teacher and coach for the St. Louis County School District #710. He was a member of the Brookston American Legion Post 562, the Cloquet VFW Post No. 3979, the Minnesota Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers.

    Joe Antonovich died in St. Louis County, Minnesota following an accident while cutting firewood near his home. He is buried in Spruce Hill Cemetery, Alborn, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Arlene (Jean); three sons, Joe J., Jeffrey, James E.; one daughter, Mrs. Georgine Raymond; his mother Mrs. Josephine Antonovich; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn Saari; two brothers, George and Eli; and four grandchildren.

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