Navy Badge
  • Name: John Adolph Manginen
  • Location of Birth: Trout Lake Township, Itasca County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 8, 1917
  • Date of Death: November 24, 1991
  • Parents: Adolph Manginen & Maria (Suutari) Manginen
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  • Highest Rank: S1 (Seaman 1st Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: July 14, 1942
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  • Date of Discharge: January 9, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: John Adolph Manginen
    Race: White
    Age: 23
    Birth Date: September 8, 1917
    Birth Place: Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Route 1, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: None
    Weight: 160
    Height: 5-6
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Next of Kin: Adolph Manginen, father, Route 1, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    John Manginen lived most of his life in the Trout Lake area, except for the last two years when he was a resident of Leisure Hills Nursing Home in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He had worked for Oliver Iron Mining Company for many years. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the American Legion of Grand Rapids.

    John died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Trout Lake Community Cemetery, Bovey, Minnesota (Block 5, Lot 18). He is survived by a brother, Carl Manginen; and four sisters, Ann Laakso, Mayme Nynas, Faye Elickson, and Helga Savolainen.

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