John Gallup Appelget

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  • Name: John Gallup Appelget
  • Location of Birth: Marble, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 22, 1914
  • Date of Death: February 23, 1989
  • Parents: Thomas Appelget & Helen (Gallup) Appelget
  • High School and Class: 1932 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Highest Rank:
  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: June 21, 1944
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: February 14, 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    Feb 1945 Farragut, ID
    March 1945 Great Lakes, IL
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: John Gallup Appelget
    Race: White
    Age: 26
    Birth Date: December 22, 1914
    Birth Place: Marble, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: 1940
    Employer: Interstate Iron Co.
    Weight: 135
    Height: 5-8
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Alice Kate Appelget, wife, Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota, USA

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    John Appelget was a life-long resident of Itasca County. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. and an M.A. degree. He was employed by the Department of Natural Resources and for many years worked as fisheries biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.

    John Appelget died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Alice K.; one son, Tony (Sharon) Appelget; one sister, Mary Sarff; and four grandchildren.

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