Minnesota Discovery Center

Clifford William Kangas, None

conflict:World War II
serial number:37303069
location:Antitank Company, 395th Infantry Regiment in Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe.
enlistment date:Aug. 24, 1942
place enlisted:Fort Snelling, MN
discharge date:Oct. 7, 1945
place discharged:Camp McCoy, WI
decorations: Arrowhead Device (U. S. Army)
Combat Infantryman Badge (1941-)
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (1941-1946)
Good Conduct Medal (U. S. Armed Forces)
Overseas Service Bar(s)
Presidential [nee Distinguished] Unit Citation (1941-)
Service Star(s)
World War II Victory Medal (1941-1946)
service documents:
references:(1) Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War Two Project (2004?), p. 139; (2) American Legion, Press-Lloyd Post No. 247 (Chisholm, Minn.) Records. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Personal Information

date of birth:Dec. 8, 1912
birth place:Wadena, MN
home town:Chisholm, MN
date of death:Dec. 10, 1983
father:Gust Kangas
mother:Lisa Samuelson Kangas
siblings:Donald Sally Sylvia
school:Chisholm High School

Last update: 1/26/2016