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  • Name: Ronald "Ron" Keith Melbostad
  • Location of Birth: Duluth, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: January 2, 1958
  • Date of Death: August 25, 2004
  • Parents: Orlynn Melbostad & Mildred (Pauna) Melbostad
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  • Highest Rank: HT2 (Hull Maintenance Technician Petty Officer 2nd Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: September 27, 1977
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  • Date of Discharge: June 29, 1981
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    Ron Melbostad served in the Navy and was on the Indian Ocean Cruise in 1980.

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  • Civilian Life:
    Ronald Melbostad married Loretta Walker in 1976. After his discharge from the Navy, he attended technical school for heating/air conditioning and resided in New Brighton, Minnesota. He was a long-standing member of the pipe fitter Union Local 455 and a member of the New Brighton American Legion Post 513.

    Ronald died in Alaska due to injuries sustained in a car accident and is buried in Nashwauk Cemetery, Nashwauk, Minnesota. He is survived by his parents; a son, Justin Melbostad; three daughters, Nicole Melbostad, Hailey Anderson, and Alicia Melbostad; one brother, Michael Melbostad; and two sisters, Katherine Bockert and Karen Thurman. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

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