Army Badge
  • Name: Leo Rudolph Heiniemi
  • Location of Birth: Bovey, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: January 22, 1913
  • Date of Death: October 17, 1991
  • Parents: Oscar Heiniemi & Anna (Taskila) Heiniemi
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: November 20, 1942
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  • Date of Discharge: August 18, 1943
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Leo Rudolf Heiniemi
    Race: White
    Age: 27
    Birth Date: January 22, 1913
    Birth Place: Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Route 1, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: None
    Weight: 170
    Height: 5-8
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Next of Kin: Oscar Heiniemi, father, Route 1, Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Leo Heiniemi married Eileen Scheer. He worked for Cleveland Cliffs and the Danube Mining Companies for five years; owned and operated a gas station, tavern and a motel in the Swan River area until his retirement in 1974. He was a member of the American Legion Post #432 of Warba, 49er's Local Engineers Union-Minneapolis, Teamsters Union-Denver, Colo. and International Union of Operating Engineers-Washington.

    Leo died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in the Trout Lake Community Cemetery, Bovey, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Eileen; two sons, Richard and Gene; one daughter, Carmen (Alvin) Rinta; three brothers, Elmer, Hugo and Matt; two sisters, Hilda (Art) Nevala and Evelyn Bernard; and six grandchildren.

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