Navy Badge
  • Name: John Backlund
  • Location of Birth: Sweden
  • Date of Birth: June 16, 1889
  • Date of Death: September 1, 1923
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: July 6, 1918 (departure date)
  • Place Sworn In: New York, New York
  • Date of Discharge: June 12, 1919
  • Place of Discharge: Hoboken, New Jersey
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    July 6, 1918 left New York, New York on Kashmir - Military Unit: Company "I" 53rd Infantry 6th Division
    June 5, 1919 Left Brest, France to Hoboken, New Jersey on United States Ship Leviathan. Arrived in Hoboken, New Jersey on June 12, 1919
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  • Military Highlights:
    Company "I" 53rd United States Infantry

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Father was Nell Storm, son was Frederick Kozma.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. No grave marker. (Plot I-D-34-06

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