Warren "Shorty" Douglas Mortenson

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  • Name: Warren "Shorty" Douglas Mortenson
  • Location of Birth: Litchfield, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: March 5, 1926
  • Date of Death: March 29, 1994
  • Parents: Morten and Anna(Olson) Mortenson
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  • Highest Rank: TEC 4 (Technical 4)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: July 22, 1944
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: August 19, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Warren Douglas Mortenson
    Race: White
    Age: 18
    Birth Date: March 5, 1926
    Birth Place: Litchfield, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Marble, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: March 6, 1944
    Employer: Inter-State Iron Mining Co., Calumet, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 125
    Height: 5-4
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Annie Mortenson, Marble, Minnesota

    World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Name: Warren D. Mortenson
    Race: White
    Marital status: Single, without dependents (Single)
    Rank: Private
    Birth Year: 1926
    Nativity State or Country: Minnesota
    Citizenship: Citizen
    Residence: Itasca, Minnesota
    Education: 2 years of high school
    Civil Occupation: Semiskilled miscellaneous occupations, n.e.c.
    Enlistment Date: July 22, 1944
    Enlistment Place: Fort Snelling, Minnesota
    Branch: No branch assignment
    Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    Source: Civil life
    Height: 00
    Weight: 000

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Warren Mortenson married Janice Neufus in 1954 in Minnesota and the couple lived in Marble, Minnesota. He owned and operated Marble Heating Co. for over 40 years. He was a member of the Marble American Legion Post.

    Warren died at home in Marble, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 139). He is survived by one son, James Mortenson; three daughters, Sharon Peters, Linda Mortenson, and Julie Kavanagh; two brothers, Donald Mortenson and Archie Mortenson; two sisters, Dorothy Holum and Shirley Erickson; and three grandchildren.

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