William Cleveland Graves

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  • Name: William Cleveland Graves
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: February 6, 1920
  • Date of Death: November 23, 1985 (65 years old)
  • Parents: Horace and Lillian Graves
  • High School and Class: Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College: Itasca Junior College - Coleraine, Minnesota
    University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus
  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: November 17, 1945 (Enlistment Date)
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: December 9, 1946 (Release Date)
  • Place of Discharge:
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  • Military Highlights:
    Information from United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946:
    Name: William C. Graves
    Race: White
    Marital status: Single, without dependents
    Rank: Private
    Birth Year: 1920
    Nativity State or Country: Minnesota
    Citizenship: Citizen
    Residence: Itasca, Minnesota
    Education: 2 years of college
    Civil Occupation: Engineers, electrical
    Enlistment Date: November 17, 1945
    Enlistment Place: Fort Snelling, Minnesota
    Branch: No branch assignment
    Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
    Source: Civil Life

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    William worked as a senior chemical engineer for Western Electric Company Indianapolis for 33 years before retiring in 1976.

    For the past 35 years he lived in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Indianapolis and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and Old Oakland Golf Club.

    Survivors are his wife, M. Juanita; a stepdaughter, Billie M. Campbell; and a sister, Genevieve Hansen.

    William died at Ireland Army Hospital in Fort Knox, Kentucky. He is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-B-41-2-4)

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