Robert Leonard Fiala

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  • Name: Robert Leonard Fiala
  • Location of Birth: Wahpeton, North Dakota
  • Date of Birth: April 3, 1927
  • Date of Death: August 8, 1949 (22 years old)
  • Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fiala
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  • Highest Rank: S 2 (Seaman 2nd Class)
  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch: United States Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Robert joined the United States Navy at 17 and served in Guam before the close of the war. He had been in the Navy a year and a half when he was released. A year later he enlisted in the United States Army for a three-year term. He had served a little more than a year.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Robert's family came to Itasca County about 1929 and lived near Deer River, Minnesota for about five years. They then established a home in the City of Deer River. Robert's parents came to Grand Rapids, Minnesota around 1948.

    Robert died of injuries received in a motorcycle accident the evening of August 8, 1949, near Elsinore, California. He is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-B-04-2-6)

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