Army Badge
  • Name: John Gregoire McDowell
  • Location of Birth: Hibbing, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 20, 1915
  • Date of Death: October 13, 1959
  • Parents: William McDowell & Ada (Grenier) McDowell
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  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: February 7, 1944
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  • Date of Discharge: March 12, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: John Gregoire McDowell
    Race: White
    Age: 24
    Birth Date: October 20, 1915
    Birth Place: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Hibbing, St. Louis, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Self, Mac's Sandwich Shop, Hibbing, St. Louis, Minnesota
    Weight: 155
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Light brown
    Eye Color: Hazel
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. John Gregoire McDowell, wife, Hibbing, St. Louis, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    John McDowell married Helen Lindbergh in Minnesota in 1939. He had operated a photography studio and worked as a bookkeeper in Deer River, Minnesota. He was a member of the VFW and the Lions Club at Deer River.

    John died in Deer River, Minnesota and is buried in Olivet Cemetery, Deer River, Minnesota (Division A, Block 3, Lot 3). He is survived by his wife, Helen; three children, Barbara, Allen and Thomas; four brothers, Rev. Patrick McDowell, James McDowell, Richard McDowell, and Howard McDowell; a sister, Mrs. John Wigen; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William McDowell.

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