William "Bill" Norgord

Army Badge
  • Name: William "Bill" Norgord
  • Location of Birth: Trout Lake Township, Itasca County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 27, 1922
  • Date of Death: June 25, 1954
  • Parents: Jacob Norgord & Maria (Soronen) Norgord
  • High School and Class: 1939 Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: CPL (Corporal)
  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: November 3, 1945
  • Place Sworn In: Camp Beale, Marysville, California
  • Date of Discharge: January 5, 1949
  • Place of Discharge: Camp Stoneman, California
  • Military Awards:
    World War II Victory Medal

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: William Norgord
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Birth Date: May 27, 1922
    Birth Place: Trout Lake Township
    Residence Place: Trout Lake Township, Itasca, Minnesota
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Employer: Gold Bond Roofing, Co., Duluth
    Weight: 132
    Height: 5-7
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Jacob Norgord, Route 1, Bovey

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    William Norgord remained in California for a short time after his discharge from service. He then worked and lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

    Bill died in an auto accident in Chicago, Illinois and is buried in Trout Lake Community Cemetery, Bovey, Minnesota (Block 11, Lot 57). He is survived by two sisters, Helen (Bert) Meyer and Vera (Adolph) Arneson; and six brothers, John, Victor, Ted, Oscar, Iver and Henry.

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