Army Badge
  • Name: Rudolph Frank Drobnick Sr.
  • Location of Birth: Calumet, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 3, 1919
  • Date of Death: December 29, 1993
  • Parents: Frank Drobnick & Mary (Butala) Drobnick
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  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: October 26, 1942
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  • Date of Discharge: January 31, 1953
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Rudolph Frank Drobnick
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: April 3, 1919
    Birth Place: Calumet, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Interstate Iron Co., Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 182
    Height: 6-2
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Gray
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Frank Drobnick, father, Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Rudolph Drobnick attended schools in the Greenway school district, Coleraine, Minnesota. After high school he was assigned as a left-handed pitcher for the New York Yankee baseball team but instead was inducted into the Army where he served during World War II and Korea. From 1953 to 1961 he was a resident of Calumet, Minnesota. From 1961 to 1968 he worked in the western states and from 1968 to 1983, he worked at a car dealership in the Minneapolis area. He retired in 1983 and moved back to the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area.

    Rudolph died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Eveleth Cemetery, Eveleth, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Darlene; six sons, Steven, Rudolph F. Jr., Scott J., Mike, Mark, and Mitch; two daughters, LeeAnn and Kathy; one sister, Christine Drobnick; and thirteen grandchildren.

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