Marine Corp Badge
  • Name: Mike Bibich
  • Location of Birth: Ironton, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: September 19, 1921
  • Date of Death: January 18, 1998
  • Parents: Joseph Bibich & Tonika (Shustarich) Bibich
  • High School and Class: 1940 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PL SGT (Platoon Sergeant)
  • Branch: Marine Corp
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: August 31, 1942
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: October 10, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Mike Bibich
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: September 19, 1921
    Birth Place: Crosby, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: February 16, 1942
    Employer: Balkan Mining Co. (Danube Mine), Bovey, Minnesota
    Weight: 175
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Tonika Bibich, Bovey, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota - August 6, 1943 - "Camp Abbot, Ore., Sunday, July 18. Dear Members: Just a few lines to let you know how much I appreciate the diary you gave me. It sure comes in handy when you're in the army away from home and making friends every day. A person sure would be lost without a diary here, there sure is a lot to put in it. Well, I want to thank you again. You don't know how much I really appreciate it. As ever, Pvt. Mike Bibich."

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Mike Bibich married Carol Litchke in 1951 in Chisholm, Minnesota and the couple lived in Bovey, Minnesota. He worked in the surveyor department of U.S. Steel prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Bovey Fire Department for 25 years.

    Mike Bibich died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemtery, Coleraine, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Carol; a son, Michael; a daughter, Paula (Chuck) Schafer; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two brothers, Pete (Freda) Bibich and Nick Bibich; six sisters, Aggie Johnson, Mary Hanson, Sylvia Specht, Doris (Wayne) Bailey, Joyce (Al) Zeleznikar, and Vi (George) Koral; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, George; and two sisters, Mildred Polovina and Jenny Platisha.

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