Dahl, Orville, PFC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
761-Cavalry Scout
Last MOS Group
Cavalry
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 761, 1st Battalion, 362nd Infantry
Service Years
1942 - 1945

Private First Class


One Service Stripe



Three Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Minnesota
Minnesota
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Golden Valley Post Office, MN
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Not Specified
 
Location of Interment
Saint Bernard Cemetery - Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Post 117Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
  1950, American Legion, Post 117 (Member) (Thief River Falls, Minnesota) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1950, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
At the end of WWII, Orville returned to his home in Northern Minnesota and began to pursue his vocation as a sheetmetal worker, a trade he trained for prior to being drafted. He married Ursula Amiot and the two of them eventually made their home in Thief River Falls, MN, raising four children.

He took a job in Southern Minnesota for a time, but returned to Thief River Falls, where he joined Brodin's, doing sheetmetal work for furnace ductwork and various other projects.  It was a short 3 block walk to Brodin's from home.

He continued to help his father on weekends on the family farm near Grygla, MN, until 1971, when his dad died.

He retired from Brodin's when he reached age 65 with over 30 years with them, and traveled the USA on a variety of trips with his in-laws. After retiring he did side work for Brodin's whenever they needed an extra hand or had a complex bending problem. 

When he passed away Brodin's continued to look after the furnace repairs to his wife's (my mothers) house.
   
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Carbine

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Basic Training (Camp Adair, OR)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
91st Infantry Division1st Battalion, 362nd Infantry
  1942-1945, 761, 91st Infantry Division
  1942-1945, 761, 1st Battalion, 362nd Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 North Apennines Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 Po Valley Campaign (1945)
  1945-1945 Po Valley Campaign (1945)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Family1
  Selected 91st Infantry Division and organic Units websites
  Letters, Post Cards, Telegrams.
  BRONZE STAR Citation
  NOTE FOR PUBLIC VIEWERS
  362nd Inf Rgt member biography - Answering the Call
  Maggie's Drawers - the 362nd Inf Rgt's Weekly Newspaper
  Order of Battle - 91st Inf Div - April 1945
  Discrepancies and resolution decision
  WWII Memorial Registry
  Jul 29, 2008, Synopsis of Pfc Orville Dahl's Army Service
  Jul 29, 2008, Handwritten poem in WWII era booklet
  Jul 29, 2008, Handwritten prayer inside WWII era booklet
  Jul 29, 2008, Highlighted passages in Gospel of John booklet
  Mar 01, 2015, General Photos
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