Navy Badge
  • Name: Paul Frederick Keith MacNeil
  • Location of Birth: Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: November 27, 1917
  • Date of Death: October 25, 1997
  • Parents: James R. MacNeil & Emma (Stuen) MacNeil
  • High School and Class: 1936 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: EM1C (Electrician's Mate Petty Officer First Class)
  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: June 11, 1942
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: October 28, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
  • Military Awards:

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Paul Keith MacNeil
    Race: White
    Age: 22
    Birth Date: November 27, 1917
    Birth Place: Coleraine, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Canisteo Cliffs Mining Co., Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 166
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Emma MacNeil, mother, Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: 1944 – “Paul MacNeil, EM 1/c, son of Mrs. J. R. MacNeil, leaves New York today to come home on leave after being away from Coleraine since June of 1942. His wife and daughter, who went to New York a few weeks ago to be with him when he had shore leave, are returning to Minnesota with him. MacNeil has a 15-day leave.”

    Newspaper article: September 1945 – "Mrs. J. R. MacNeil has received word that her two sons, Paul and Harland, are both eligible to be surveyed from the Navy. Harland, who has been on Guam, is on his way home, and Paul is at present in St. Albin’s hospital at Long Island, New York, and will receive his discharge when he is released.”

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Paul MacNeil married Mavis Manke in Minnesota in 1941. He returned to his job as an electrician with the Cleveland Cliffs Mining Company after his discharge from the service in 1945.

    Paul died in San Jose, California.

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