Philip Neihaus DeWeerdt

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  • Name: Philip Neihaus DeWeerdt
  • Location of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: June 19, 1915
  • Date of Death: October 9, 1993 (78 years old)
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  • Highest Rank: AMSC (Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structural) Chief Petty Officer)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: 1938
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  • Military Highlights:
    Philip joined the United States Navy in 1938. He served for over 20 years in the Navy and the Navy Reserve.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II
    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    Philip grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and had lived several years in Longville and Boy River, Minnesota before joining the service.

    He moved to the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area following his service years in 1958.

    Philip was active in the YMCA and the Bruce Bauer Senior Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    There are no known surviving family members.

    He died at Itasca Memorial Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Plot B,O,297-3)

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