Army Badge
  • Name: Milan "Mike" Krmpotich
  • Location of Birth: Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 15, 1910
  • Date of Death: June 26, 2004
  • Parents: Louis Krmpotich & Sophie (Madrich) Krmpotich
  • High School and Class: 1929 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: TEC 5 (Technical 5)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date of Discharge: December 20, 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Mike Krmpotich
    Race: White
    Age: 30
    Birth Date: February 15, 1910
    Birth Place: Coleraine, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Coleraine, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Oliver Mining Co., Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 170
    Height: 5-11
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Other characteristic: Injury - right eye (Permanent)
    Next of Kin: Dan Krmpotich, brother, Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: July 1945 – In a recent letter to his nephew, Dick Sturk, Pfc. Mike Krmpotich, stationed somewhere in France, tells of a seven-day rest furlough tour, sponsored by the Army, in which he visited northern Italy. Mike took in Nice and Monte Carlo, and also took a hike to see the Aqueduct monument built by the ancient Romans. Mike says the country is mighty rocky and suited only to growing grapes for wine.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Mike Krmpotich served in France & Philippines in World War II. He married Pearl Taylor in 1952 in Minnesota. He retired from US Steel in 1972. He had a logging business with his brother Dan until 1984 and then moved to Idaho in 1998 to live with his son.

    Mike died in Bonners Ferry, Idaho and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 57). He is survived by his son Dan; his daughter, Mary (Norm) Niskanen; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl; his brothers, Dan and Nick; and his sister, Ann.

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