William Calvin Dowling

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  • Name: William Calvin Dowling
  • Location of Birth: Jessie Lake Township, Itasca County, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 2, 1927
  • Date of Death: November 29, 1986 (59 years old)
  • Parents: Fredrick E. Dowling and Christena (Sjolund) Dowling
  • High School and Class: Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • College: attended Itasca Community College
  • Highest Rank: Y3 (Yeoman 3rd Class)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: March 28, 1945 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In:
  • Date of Discharge: August 27, 1946 (Release Date)
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    William worked as a facilities engineer in Vietnam, Africa and Saudi Arabia.

    Information from World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: William Calvin Dowling
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 17
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: April 2, 1927
    Birth Place: Lake Jessie Township, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: March 30, 1945
    Registration Place: Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Employer: Student
    Weight: 160
    Complexion: Light
    Eye Color: Blue
    Hair Color: Blonde
    Height: 5' 10"
    Next of Kin: Ray Walters
    Household Members: William Calvin Dowling
    Relationship: Self (Head)

    Information from Registration Card (Men born on or after July 1, 1924, and on or before December 31, 1924):
    Name: William Calvin Dowling
    Place of Residence: 418 8th Street West, Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Minnesota
    Age in Years: 18
    Place of Birth: Lake Jessie Township, Minnesota
    Date of Birth: April 2, 1927
    Name and Address of Person Who will Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Ray Walters, 418 8th Street West, Grand Rapids (sister)
    Employer's Name and Address: Student

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:
    Survivors are his wife, Le Thi Hong; daughters, Kristie Tobie, Beth Anderson; and Cynthia Jones; a son, Michael; a brother, Clarence; and five grandchildren.

    William died at Foothills Presbyterian Hospital in Riverside, California. He is buried in Riverside National Cemetery at Riverside, California. (Section 19, Site 3104)

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