Verdun Robert Arries

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  • Name: Verdun Robert Arries
  • Location of Birth: Marenisco, Michigan
  • Date of Birth: April 20, 1918
  • Date of Death: May 17, 2004
  • Parents: Robert Arries & Ella (Krayzie) Arries
  • High School and Class: 1936 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: Attended University of Miami, Coral Cables, Florida on a football scholarship- Class of 1941
  • Highest Rank: 1 LT (First Lieutenant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: May 23, 1941
  • Place Sworn In: Camp Blanding, Florida
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Florida
    Name: Verdun Robert Arries
    Race: White
    Age: 22
    Birth Date: April 20, 1918
    Birth Place: Marinesco, Michigan, USA
    Residence Place: Dade County, Florida
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Student, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Dade County, Florida
    Weight: 200
    Height: 6-3
    Complexion: Light brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Robert Arries, father, Calumet, Minnesota, USA

    Newspaper article: Bovey Press, Bovey, Minnesota – 10 Apr 1942 – Lieutenant Verdun Arries, commissioned last week at Camp Davis, North Carolina, with the rank of lieutenant after a three months officer’s training course, came home Monday on a week’s furlough to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Arries. Lieutenant Arries has been in the Army less than a year, having been inducted last June, right after his graduation from the University of Miami at Coral Gables, Fla.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II
    Korean War

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  • Civilian Life:
    After the war Verdun Arries & his wife Lorraine returned to Miami where he had attended the University on a football scholarship. He worked in Management for Pan American Airlines for 27 years, then Racal Milgo for 10 years. He was a long standing member of the Elk's Club.

    Verdun Arries is buried in Palms Woodlawn Cemetery, Naranja, Florida. He is survived by his six children: Audreen "Bobbi", Robert "Bud", Richard, Maredith, Paul, and Douglas, along with 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

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