Army Badge
  • Name: Matt Smuk
  • Location of Birth: Biwabik, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: January 24, 1895
  • Date of Death: August 21, 1918
  • Parents: Joseph Smuk, Sr. & Anna (Butala) Smuk
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    World War I Registration Card – 1917-1918
    Name: Matt Smuk
    Age: 22
    Home Address: Marble, Minnesota
    Date of Birth: January 24, 1895
    Citizenship: Natural born
    Place of Birth: Biwabik, Minnesota
    Citizen of other Country: ----
    Present Occupation: Clerk
    Employer: Marble Mercantile Co., Marble
    Dependents: None
    Marital Status: Single
    Race: Caucasian
    Previous Military Service: None
    Claim exemption from draft: No
    Tall, medium or short: Short
    Slender, medium or stout: Medium
    Color of eyes: Light grey
    Color of hair: Light brown
    Bald? ----
    Any disability: No
    Date of registration: June 5, 1917
    Place of registration: Greenway Township, Itasca County, Minnesota

    Matt Smuk and his brother Joseph Smuk, Jr. left Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 11, 1918 aboard the ship Haverford for overseas duty with Company F, 119th Infantry. He died in Belgium and is buried in Ely Cemetery, Ely, Minnesota (Section 9, Lot 64).

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    The Poppe-Smuk-Appelget American Legion Post #327 in Marble, Minnesota bears his name.

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