Mervin Dewayne Clark

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  • Name: Mervin Dewayne Clark
  • Location of Birth: Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: August 14, 1919
  • Date of Death: December 27, 1992
  • Parents: Vincent Clark & Anna (Graus) Clark
  • High School and Class: 1937 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: 1943
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  • Date of Discharge: October 25, 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Mervin Dewayne Clark
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: August 14, 1919
    Birth Place: Coleraine, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: 1940
    Employer: Oliver Iron Mining Co., Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 158
    Height: 6-1
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Vincent Leroy Clark, father, Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota

    Mervin served with the U.S. Army in the battles of Normandy, northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and central Europe.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Mervin Clark worked for Oliver Iron Mining Co. Coleraine, Minnesota from 1937 to 1942 before serving with the U.S. Army in the battles of Normandy, northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and central Europe during WW II. He lived in Chicago, Illinois from 1950 – 1986 where he worked as a tool and die maker for Continental Can Co. He moved to Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1986.

    Mervin died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 140, Lot 27). He is survived by his sister, Gerri Hocking, and a brother Allan Clark. He was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn Marjean in 1988.

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