Peter Castellano

Coast Guard Badge
  • Name: Peter Castellano
  • Location of Birth: Taconite, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 25, 1919
  • Date of Death: April 22, 1986
  • Parents: John Castellano & Mary (Perone) Castellano
  • High School and Class: 1938 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Coast Guard
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  • Date Sworn In: February 23, 1942
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  • Date of Discharge: October 12, 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Peter Castellano
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: May 25, 1919
    Birth Place: Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Taconite, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Mesaba Cliffs Mining Co., Taconite, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 148
    Height: 5-8
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Black
    Next of Kin: John B. Castellano, father, Taconite, Itasca, Minnesota

    Newspaper article: Apr 1945 – Peter Castellano, Coast Guard, who has “sailed the seven seas,” and taken all those necessary beachheads, came home Saturday for a well-earned rest.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Peter Castellano married Marie Lueck in 1948. He was a life-long resident of Itasca County, Minnesota. He retired in 1981 after 40 years as drill operator for Cleveland Cliffs Mining Co. He was a member of Bovey Moose Lodge #1061 and American Legion Post #301.

    Peter Castellano died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 61, Lob 35). He is survived by his wife, Marie; two sons, Gary and Robert; a brother, Joseph; two sisters, Mary (Richard) Flynn and Kathryn (Alfred) Smith; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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