Minnesota Discovery Center

John Jay Bichanich, None

conflict:World War II
serial number:36830615
location:Company K of the First Infantry in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
enlistment date:Aug. 21, 1943
place enlisted:West Allis, WI
discharge date:Dec. 29, 1945
place discharged:Camp McCoy, WI
decorations: Arrowhead Device (U. S. Army)
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1941-1945)
Bronze Star Medal (1941-)
Combat Infantryman Badge (1941-)
Good Conduct Medal (U. S. Armed Forces)
Overseas Service Bar(s)
Philippine Liberation Medal (1944-1945)
Purple Heart (1932-)
Service Star(s)
history:Wounded in action in Luzon, Philippines on August 11, 1945.
service documents:
references:(1) Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War Two Project (2004?), p. 38. (2) American Legion, Press-Lloyd Post No. 247 (Chisholm, Minn.) Records. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Personal Information

date of birth:Feb. 24, 1918
birth place:Ramsay, MI
home town:Michigan, MI
date of death:March 7, 1986
father:Steve Bichanich
mother:Katherine Bichanich (nee Rajkovich)

Last update: 1/14/2016