John "Jack" Anthony Arnold

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  • Name: John "Jack" Anthony Arnold
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 18, 1922
  • Date of Death: March 13, 1986 (63 years old)
  • Parents:
  • High School and Class: Grand Rapids High School - Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • College: Itasca Junior College - Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Corps
  • Date Sworn In: November 21, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: November 14, 1945 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: John Anthony Arnold
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: April 18, 1922
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Evergreen Mining Company
    Height: 5' 8"
    Weight: 145
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Peter Golla

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    John "Jack" was a lifelong resident of the area. He married Phyllis M. Joy on October 21, 1942 at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He worked for M.A. Hanna Mining Company for 40 years and retired from working at the Butler Taconite Plant in 1982. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Loyal Order of Moose and the Ponti-Peterson Post Veterans of Foreign Wars, Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Survivors are his wife, Phyllis; a daughter, Jane Thorne; a son, Frank; a brother, Caryl; an uncle, Gilbert Golla; and two granddaughters.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-10-2-4)

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