Minnesota Discovery Center

John Dyshon Braiovich, None

conflict:World War II
serial number:
location:Served aboard the USS Sims (DD-409).
enlistment date:June 9, 1941
place enlisted:Indianapolis, IN
discharge date:None
place discharged:
decorations: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1941-1945)
Combat Action Ribbon (1941-)
Purple Heart (1932-)
history:Served as a Radioman Second Class aboard the destroyer USS Sims, which was sunk during the Coral Sea Engagement on May 4, 1942. He was reported missing and declared dead by the U.S. War Department.
service documents:
references:(1) Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War II Project (2004?), p. 44; (2) American Legion, Press-Lloyd Post No. 247 (Chisholm, Minn.) Records. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota; (3) Chisholm War History Committee Records. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Personal Information

date of birth:April 18, 1921
birth place:Chisholm, MN
home town:Chisholm, MN
date of death:May 7, 1942
father:Milosav Braiovich
mother:Anna Prcovich Braiovich
siblings:Mildred Braiovich Mike Braiovich Rose Braiovich Dan Braiovich (Twin) Louise Braiovich Radjenovich
school:Chisholm High School

Last update: 1/15/2016