Marine Corp Badge
  • Name: Mike Chupurdia
  • Location of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Date of Birth: June 9, 1913
  • Date of Death: KIA - January 10, 1943
  • Parents: Stojan Chupurdia & Mary (Merich) Chupurdia
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  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Marine Corp
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: February 6, 1942
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  • Military Awards:
    Purple Heart

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Mike Chupurdia
    Race: White
    Age: 27
    Birth Date: June 9, 1913
    Birth Place: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Inter State Iron Co., Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 250
    Height: 6-5
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Hazel
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mary Medich, mother, Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: Itasca Iron News, Coleraine, Minnesota - 4 Feb 1943 – "Mike Chupurdia Was Killed in Action – Mrs. Joseph Madich, living at Snowball Lake, near Calumet, has been notified by the War Department that her son, Mike Chupurdia was killed in action in the South Pacific battle area. He was last heard from thru a letter written by him January 6th. Two brothers are in service.
    Mike Chupurdia was with the U.S. Marines. He was employed for several years by the Inter-State at Calumet and considered Calumet his home. He is well-known in Coleraine and Bovey and the other range towns. A sister, Mrs. Melvin Harrison, lives at Stevenson location and another sister, Rose, lives in Hibbing. Chupurdia was inducted from Itasca County and left from Grand Rapids, since he was employed in this county."

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars Chupurdia-Knight Post #3898 of Calumet and Marble bears his name.

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