Army Badge
  • Name: Patrick "Pat" Russell McAlpine
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: March 12, 1921
  • Date of Death: December 9, 1962
  • Parents: Russell McAlpine & Elvira (Olson) McAlpine
  • High School and Class:
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: 2D LT (Second Lieutenant)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: March 24, 1942
  • Place Sworn In: Los Angeles, California
  • Date of Discharge: May 22, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: California
    Name: Patrick Russell McAlpine
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: March 12, 1921
    Birth Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Registration Date: February 14, 1942
    Employer: Huntington Hotel, Long Beach, California
    Weight: 165
    Height: 6
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Hazel
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: R. D. McAlpine, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

    World War II Army Enlistment (1938-1946)
    Name: Patrick R. McAlpine
    Race: White
    Marital Status: Single, without dependents (Single)
    Rank: Private
    Birth year: 1921
    Nativity state or country: Minnesota
    Citizenship: Citizen
    Residence: Itasca, Minnesota
    Education: 4 years of high school
    Civil Occupation: Hotel Clerks, n.e.c.
    Enlistment date: March 24, 1942
    Enlistment place: Los Angeles, California
    Branch: Air Corps
    Component: Army of the United States – includes the following: Voluntary enlistments effective December 8, 1941 and thereafter; One year enlistments of National Guardsman whose State enlistment expires while in Federal Service; Officers appointed in the Army of
    Source: Civil life
    Height: 70
    Weight: 156

    Pat McAlpine became a pilot in the Air Force and served three years. He was with the Army Transport Command in India and participated in the Burma Lift.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Pat McAlpine was a lifelong resident of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, although he spent several winters in Florida in hotel work.

    Pat died in Grand Rapids after a prolonged illness relating to his military service during World War II. He is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Minnesota (CB1321). He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell McAlpine; a son, Michael; a sister, Mrs. John Mazzitelli; and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Peter A. Olson.

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