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John "Plunky" James Fragnito
- Name: John "Plunky" James Fragnito
- Location of Birth: Nashwauk, Minnesota
- Date of Birth: July 4, 1914
- Date of Death: June 4, 1983 (68 years old)
- Parents: Cosmo and Marie Fragnito
- High School and Class:
- Highest Rank: S SGT (Staff Sergeant)
- Branch: Army
- Other Branch: United States Army Air Corp
- Date Sworn In: October 18, 1940 (Registration Date)
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- Date of Discharge: October 19, 1945
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- Military Highlights:
Information from World War II Draft Registration Cards for Minnesota, October 16, 1940 - March 31, 1947:
State Headquarters: Minnesota
Full Name: John James Fragnito
Birth Date: July 4, 1914
Birth Place: Nashwauk, Minnesota, USA
Occupation: Nashwauk Motor Sales
Height: 5' 10"
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Contact Person: Cosimo Fragnito
Relation to Head: Father
Residence: Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota
Residence Country: USA
Registration Date: October 16, 1940
Registration Place: Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
Conflict Period: World War II
Served for: United States of America
James was deployed to Normandy, France.
- Wars Involved:
World War II
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- Civilian Life:
John was married to Minnie (Chellico) Fragnito while he was home on furlough between Army Air Corps mechanic schools in 1941.
When Plunky returned from his military service, they bought a filling station/auto repair store in Pengilly, Minnesota. Minnie and Plunky lived in Pengilly until 1960, when they moved to Missoula, Montana.
They bought and ran a neighborhood store for years in Missoula.
Plunky is survived by his wife, Minnie; son, James Cosmo; daughter, Mary Josephina (Richard) Fragnito-Lira; son, James (Gay); daughter-in-law, Sherry Fragnito; and son, Joseph Daniel (Loraine); and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He is buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens at Missoula, Montana.
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