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Frank John Sushak, None

conflict:World War II
rank:Petty Officer
serial number:4095808
location:Served aboard the aircraft carriers USS Ranger (CV-4) and USS Yorktown (CV-5) in the Pacific Theater. Also served on the USS Calvert (APA-32), USS Harry Lee (APA-10), and USS Sevier (APA 233).
enlistment date:April 19, 1940
place enlisted:Hibbing, MN
discharge date:Oct. 2, 1945
place discharged:Minneapolis, MN
decorations: American Defense Service Medal (1939-1941)
Combat Action Ribbon (1941-)
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (1941-1946)
Good Conduct Medal (U. S. Armed Forces)
Purple Heart (1932-)
World War II Victory Medal (1941-1946)
history:Wounded in action aboard the Yorktown when it was sunk on June 4, 1942. Participated in the battles of the Coral Sea and Midway Island while serving aboard the USS Yorktown and participated in operations at Iwo Jima and Okinawa while serving aboard the USS Sevier. Also participated in the invasion and capture of Kwajalein.
service documents:
references:(1) Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War Two Project (2004?), p. 315; (2) American Legion, Press-Lloyd Post No. 247 (Chisholm, Minn.) Records. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Personal Information

date of birth:Nov. 28, 1912
birth place:Chisholm, MN
home town:Minneapolis, MN
date of death:April 4, 2008
father:John Sushak
mother:Johanna Janesh Sushak
siblings:John Emil Amelia Stanley Joseph
school:Chisholm High School

Last update: 2/11/2016