Orville C. Davis

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  • Name: Orville C. Davis
  • Location of Birth: Hanks, North Dakota
  • Date of Birth: April 12, 1924
  • Date of Death: January 29, 1996 (71 years old)
  • Parents: Charles Davis and Zada (Mohn) Davis
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Awards:
    Purple Heart

  • Military Highlights:
    Orville enlisted in the Army. He served during World War II receiving the Purple Heart in 1944 for wounds in battle near Italy.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Orville moved to the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area with his family in 1930.

    He worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps until moving to Chicago, Illinois.

    After the war, he returned to Chicago where he worked in sheet metal and security guard work. He returned to the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area in 1985 after retiring due to health.

    Orville is survived by a son, Larry; a daughter, Linda Diane Bruno; a special friend, Dolores Carr; two sisters, Leona Taylor and Ethel Parson; a brother, Lloyd Davis; and three grandchildren.

    Orville died at Itasca Medical Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. No services were held.

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