Army Badge
  • Name: Waino Ylinen
  • Location of Birth: Bovey, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 12, 1911
  • Date of Death: March 5, 1984
  • Parents: Erland Ylinen & Hilma (Hakala) Ylinen
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  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: May 4, 1942
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  • Date of Discharge: December 15, 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Waino Ylinen
    Race: White
    Age: 29
    Birth Date: April 12, 1911
    Birth Place: Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Box 6, Blackberry, Itasca, Minnesota
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Oliver Iron Mining Co., Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 165
    Height: 5-8
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Next of Kin: Hilma Ylinen, mother, Box 6, Blackberry, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Waino Ylinen worked as a millwright for Oliver Mining Company until World War II when he served in the U.S. Army in New Guinea and the southern Philippines. After the war he worked for U.S. Steel at the Universal Atlas Cement Company at Duluth where he was employed until retirement in 1973.

    Waino died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in the Trout Lake Community Cemetery, Bovey, Minnesota (Block 6, Lot 21). He is survived by his wife Lydia Cecelia (Jacobson) Ylinen; two daughters, Mrs. Steve (Carol) Knight and Mrs. Neal (Shirley) Johnson; a sister, Mrs. Lester (Helen) Olson; five brothers, Eino, Tim, Arthur, Toivo, and Neil; and two grandchildren.

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