Army Badge
  • Name: Louis "Slugger" Domenic Legueri
  • Location of Birth: Nashwauk, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: March 7, 1922
  • Date of Death: January 18, 2008
  • Parents: Fred Legueri & Mary (Strafaccia) Legueri
  • High School and Class: Nashwauk High School, Nashwauk, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: August 10, 1943
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: January 28, 1946
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Louis Domonick Legueri (sic)
    Race: W
    Age: 19
    Birth Date: March 7, 1923 (sic)
    Birth Place: Nashwauk, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Employer: International Harvester Mining Co., Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 140
    Height: 5-6
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Black
    Next of Kin: Fred Legueri, Nashwauk, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Slugger Legueri worked for Cleveland Cliffs Mining Co. for several years after his discharge from service. He then worked for the city of Nashwauk, Minnesota until his retirement. He also worked for many years as a bartender at the GI Club in Nashwauk. He married Elaine Sigfrinius in 1954 in Marble, Minnesota, and they made their home in Nashwauk. He was a member of the VFW Post 8831 of Pengilly, the American Legion Post 307 of Nashwauk, Knights of Columbus, and was an active member and usher at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church. He was a former member of the Swan Lake Country Club, the Nashwauk City Council and had retired from the Nashwauk Fire Department.

    Slugger died in Hibbing, Minnesota and is buried in Nashwauk Cemetery, Nashwauk, Minnesota. He is survived by a brother, George (Alice) Legueri; two sisters, Carmen (Rey) Lakso and Elizabeth Sweeney; brother-in-law, David (Beverly) Sigfrinius; sister-in-law, Elsie (Barney) Thomas; numerous nieces and nephews, and dear family friends Milt & Bonnie Latvala and Pete Stupar. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine, in 2007; his parents; brothers, Benny and Angelo Legueri; sister, Josephine Paakkonen; and an infant sister.

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