Army Badge
  • Name: Rev. Harry Herman Clemetti
  • Location of Birth: Chisholm, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: March 16, 1926
  • Date of Death: April 18, 2015
  • Parents: Henry Klementti & Viena (Kujala) Klementti
  • High School and Class:
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PFC (Private First Class)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: June 21, 1944
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: October 15, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Harry Herman Clemetti
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: March 16, 1926
    Birth Place: Chisholm, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Bovey, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: March 16, 1944
    Employer: Hugo Hannula, Bovey, Minnesota
    Weight: 185
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Next of Kin: Wilho H. Kujala, Bovey, Minnesota

    WW II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Name: Harry H. Clemetti
    Birth Year: 1926
    Race: White, citizen
    Nativity State or country: Minnesota
    State of Residence: Minnesota
    County or City: Itasca
    Enlistment Date: June 21, 1944
    Enlistment State: Minnesota
    Enlistment City: Fort Snelling
    Branch: No branch assignment
    Branch Code: No branch assignment
    Grade: Private
    Grade Code: Private
    Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    Source: Civil Life
    Education: 1 year of high school
    Civil Occupation: Farm hands, general farms
    Marital status: Married
    Height: 00
    Weight: 000

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Harry Clemetti lived most of his life in rural Bovey and had been an auto mechanic in the Coleraine and Bovey areas for many years. He married Lois Olson in Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1944. He served the Trout Lake Apostolic Lutheran Church as pastor for 50 years.

    Harry died in Duluth Minnesota and is buried in the Trout Lake Community Cemetery, Bovey, Minnesota (Block 17, Lot 84). He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lois; daughters, Diane (Larry) Karnes and Becky (Mike) Rychart; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and four foster children. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Howard and Kenneth; and a foster daughter, Mary Kay.

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