Raymond "Ray" A. DePetro, Jr.

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  • Name: Raymond "Ray" A. DePetro Jr.
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  • Date of Birth: 1929
  • Date of Death: October 30, 1998
  • Parents: Raymond, Sr. and Amelia DePetro
  • High School and Class: 1947 - Nashwauk High School, Nashwauk, Minnesota
  • College: Hibbing Junior College, Hibbing, Minnesota
    St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: 1949
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  • Military Awards:
    Purple Heart

  • Military Highlights:
    Ray enlisted in the army in 1949 and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received while serving with the 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Wars Involved:
    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    Ray was a devoted son and loving uncle.

    He was a star athlete in basketball, baseball and football. Ray remained an avid sports fan throughout his life. He was also well known as an intimidating card player.

    Ray is preceded in death by his father, Raymond DePetro, Sr., and a sister, Louise DePetro Walter.

    He is survived by his mother, Amelia; nieces Deborah Walker and Nancy Walter; and nephews Bob Walker and Rick Walker.

    Ray died at his home in Duluth, Minnesota and is buried in the Nashwauk Cemetery at Nashwauk, Minnesota. No photo of grave marker is available at this time.

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