Lyle Brantly Christenson

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  • Name: Lyle Brantly Christenson
  • Location of Birth: Tracy, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 2, 1927
  • Date of Death: August 7, 1977 (49 years old)
  • Parents: Ole Christenson and Lillian (Fredricks) Christenson
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  • Highest Rank: S SGT (Staff Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Merchant Marine
  • Date Sworn In: February 16, 1946 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: July 22, 1947 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Lyle joined the United States Merchant Marine as a young man and later enlisted in the United States Army serving in the Quartermaster Corps until 1947.

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Lyle Brantly Christenson
    Gender: Male
    Age: 18
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: October 2, 1927
    Birth Place: Tracy, Minnesota. USA
    Residence Place: Tracy, Lyon, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: December 5, 1945
    Registration Place: Tracy, Lyon, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Merchant Marines
    Next of Kin: Lillian Christenson
    Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: scar on knee

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Lyle was raised in Tracy, Minnesota where he attended schools.

    In 1954, Lyle married Delores Penhald in Iowa.

    He was a member of the Ponti-Peterson Post of the VFW of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Survivors include his wife, Delores; two daughters, Julie Christenson and Mrs. Randy (Joan) Bailey; one son, Jay; and one brother, Donald.

    Lyle died at this home and is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-G-07-2-9)

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