Army Badge
  • Name: Sakari Tarma (Torma)
  • Location of Birth: Finland
  • Date of Birth: October 3, 1886
  • Date of Death: March 19, 1955
  • Parents: John & Mary Torma
  • High School and Class:
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: August 5, 1918
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: May 31, 1919
  • Place of Discharge: Ft. Des Moines, Iowa
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    May 31, 1919 Co. 8 Battalion, 163 Depot Brigade
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  • Military Highlights:
    Sakari Tarma was a veteran of World War I and was a Private QMC (Quartermaster Corps) when he was discharged from service at Fort Des Moines, Iowa in May 1919. There is no WW I registration record online for him, but he did register for the draft for WW II.

    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Sakari Tarma
    Race: White
    Age: 55
    Birth Date: October 3, 1886
    Birth Place: Finland
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota
    Registration Date: April 27, 1942
    Employer: W.P.A. Project #9225, Willow River, Pine, Minnesota
    Weight: 165
    Height: 5-6
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Wilfred Gilbert, Grand Rapids, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    Sakari Tarma (Torma), a resident of Trout Lake Township for 20 years, died at the Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is buried in the Trout Lake Community Cemetery, Bovey, Minnesota (Block 12, Lot 58). He is survived by his wife, Inga; a step-daughter, Mrs. Fred (Lillian) Sund; and a brother and two sisters in Finland.

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