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Robert Smilanich, None

conflict:World War II
serial number:37563926
location:Army Air Corps. 80th Air Drome Squadron in Luzon and New Guinea.
enlistment date:May 25, 1943
place enlisted:Fort Snelling, MN
discharge date:Feb. 9, 1946
place discharged:Camp McCoy, WI
decorations: American Campaign Medal (1941-1946)
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1941-1945)
Good Conduct Medal (U. S. Armed Forces)
Overseas Service Bar(s)
Philippine Liberation Medal (1944-1945)
Service Star(s)
World War II Victory Medal (1941-1946)
history:Also served in the Enlisted Reserve Corps from 1950 to December 6, 1951.
service documents:
references:(1) Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War Two Project (2004?), p. 299; (2) American Legion, Press-Lloyd Post No. 247 (Chisholm, Minn.) Records. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Personal Information

date of birth:May 28, 1924
birth place:Chisholm, MN
home town:Chisholm, MN
date of death:Jan. 7, 1989
father:Mike Smilanich
mother:Mildred Smilanich
siblings:Bronko Doris Mitchell Ann Merko Marion

Last update: 2/10/2016