Ray Clinton Cartwright

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  • Name: Ray Clinton Cartwright
  • Location of Birth: Deer River, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: July 18, 1921
  • Date of Death: May 7, 1986 (64 years old)
  • Parents: Jesse Cartwright and Elsie (Hartsock) Cartwright
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  • Highest Rank: TEC 5 (Technical 5)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: July 31, 1942 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: November 29, 1945 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Ray was a World War II Army veteran having served in the European Theatre.

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Ray Clinton Cartwright
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: July 18, 1921
    Birth Place: Deer River, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Morse Township, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: February 16, 1942
    Registration Place: Morse Township, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Robert Fiala
    Height: 5' 9"
    Weight: 150
    Complexion: Light
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Jess Cartwright
    Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: scar on left palm

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Ray was a resident of the Trout Lake area in Itasca County for the past 35 years.

    He retired in 1979 from United States Steel where he worked for 30 years.

    Survivors are his wife, Eunice; two sons, Eugene and Loren; two daughters, Alaine Burnett and Gwen LaBeau; two brothers, Roy and Everett; three sisters, Violet Lien, Ruth Moen, and Minnie Bixby; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-C-20-0-4)

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