Sam Michael Evanoff

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  • Name: Sam Michael Evanoff
  • Location of Birth: Calumet Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: December 16, 1922
  • Date of Death: October 27, 2005
  • Parents: Simon "Sam" Evanoff & Ana (Mihelcic) Evanoff
  • High School and Class: 1940 Greenway High School, Coleraine Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: TM2 (Torpedoman's Mate Petty Officer 2nd Class
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: December 22, 1942
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  • Date of Discharge: February 6, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Sam Michael Evanoff
    Age: 19
    Birth Date: December 16, 1922
    Birth Place: Calumet Minnesota
    Residence Place: Los Angeles, California
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Employer: Dan E Marsinoff.
    Weight: 133#
    Height: 5’ 4”
    Complexion: Light complexion
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin:

    Itasca Iron News April 27, 1944 Two Calumet Boys Met in Mid-Ocean This story comes to the Iron News from a letter written by Sammy Evanoff, son of Mr & Mrs Sam Evanoff of Calumet, who met a pal from his home town in Calumet “in the middle of the Pacific “. “We had been transferred to another ship in the middle of the pacific. I was on board and stood watching some fellows from another ship getting on our boat, when who should I see but Wallace Garlough. I waited util he was along side of me and then said, Hi Wally! Well, for a moment he was speechless. We had some good times together and he told me all about the latest news from home. We crossed the international date line and I’ll never forget that morning. Will tell you about it sometime.
    “Wally and I were together as far as New Caledonia (I’ll put in but the censor may not like it and blot it out.) and then Wally was on a different boat and went on—where? I wouldn’t know”.
    Sammy Evanoff is in the US Navy in submarine service. Wallace Garlough of Calumet and is the Medical Corps of the US Navy. The Garlough’s had not heard from him for seven weeks and were glad to read the letter from Evanoff and learn indirectly of their son.
    Both Evanoff and Garlough are graduates of Greenway high school in Coleraine.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Sam was born on December 16, 1922 in Calumet Minnesota. He married Joan Sackett on April 16, 1955 they had three children Sam, Jean, and Sam J. He was living in Silver Bay VA Home on October 27, 2005 when he died. He is buried at Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine Minnesota Block 64

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