Army Badge
  • Name: Krist Steve Marinoff
  • Location of Birth: Benton, Wisconsin
  • Date of Birth: October 8, 1917
  • Date of Death: KIA - December 17, 1944
  • Parents: Steve Marinoff & Kata (Georgiff) Marinoff
  • High School and Class:
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: Pvt (Private)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: 1938
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: KIA - December 17, 1944
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:
    Purple Heart

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Krist Steve Marinoff
    Race: White
    Age: 23
    Birth Date: October 8, 1917
    Birth Place: Benton, Wisconsin, USA
    Residence Place: Pengilly, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: None
    Weight: 180
    Height: 5-7
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Black
    Next of Kin: Steve Marinoff, father, Pengilly, Itasca, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: Itasca Iron News, Coleraine, Minnesota – January 11, 1945 – “KRIST S. MARINOFF KILLED IN ACTION - On the 4th of January Mr. and Mrs. Steve Marinoff of Pengilly were notified by the War Department that their son, Krist S. Marinoff, was killed in action the 21st of December in France. [military records list date of death as December 17, 1944] Krist Marinoff was in service six years and went overseas in November 1944. He was employed by Butler Bros. before he enlisted. A brother, Peter Marinoff, is in service in France.”

    Newspaper article: Eastern Itascan, Nashwauk, Minnesota – 12 January 1945 – “KRIST MARINOFF KILLED IN ACTION – PENGILLY CASUALTY WAS REPORTED LAST WEEK – Pengilly’s first war casualty was reported last week when Mr. and Mrs. Steve Marinoff received word January 4 that their son, Pvt. Krist S. Marinoff, was killed in action in France on December 21, 1944. Pvt. Marinoff was 27 years old. He enlisted in the army six years ago and then in 1941 was inducted again. After serving in ordnance and maintenance groups in the United States, he went overseas with an infantry company in November 1944. He is survived by his parents; a year-old daughter who resides with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Mentor [Menton] of Grand Rapids; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Perantano [Piritano] and Mrs. Carrie Satella [Saarela] of Bovey; and one brother Sgt. Peter Marinoff serving with the army in France. He attended the Nashwauk schools.”

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Krist S. Marinoff is buried in Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France (Plot K, Row 26, Grave 2).

    The Pengilly Marinoff-Miskovich Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8831 was chartered December 15, 1946 and was named in honor of Krist Marinoff and Joe Miskovich.

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