Navy Badge
  • Name: William "Bill" Thomas Mackie
  • Location of Birth: Bovey, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 21, 1917
  • Date of Death: June 22, 1993
  • Parents: William Mackie & Blanche (Deal) Mackie
  • High School and Class: 1935 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: Itasca Junior College, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • Highest Rank: SF 2C (Shipfitter 2nd Class Petty Officer)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: January 29, 1943
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: October 24, 1945
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: William Thomas Mackie
    Race: White
    Age: 23
    Birth Date: May 21, 1917
    Birth Place: Bovey, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Oliver Iron Mining Co., Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 165
    Height: 5-10
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Black
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Blanche Mackie, mother, Coleraine, Itasca, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Bill Mackie attended Dunwoody institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He married Evelyn Dahlgren in Minnesota in 1940. He was a welder for Oliver Mining Company in Coleraine prior to the time he joined the Navy. After the war, he moved to Auburn, Washington, where he was a beer distributor for Valley Distributors for 25 years. After retirement he moved to Hemet, California. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Elks Lodge 1808, American Legion and VFW, all in Hemet.

    Bill died in Hemet, California and is buried in Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California (Section 13A, 128). He is survived by his wife, Evelyn; three sisters, Zola, Gwendolyn Latvala, and Almetta Kramer.

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