Paulson, Bruce, MM1c

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1944-1945, MM-0000, USS Finnegan (DE-307)
Service Years
1942 - 1946
MM-Machinists Mate

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Home State
North Dakota
North Dakota
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Hatton, ND
Last Address
Mankato, MN

Date of Passing
Oct 17, 1991
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Shellback


 Military Association Memberships
Post 3842, Madelia PostAmerican Legion
  1948, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 3842, Madelia Post (Member) (Madelia, Minnesota) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1949, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Following WWII, Bruce returned to teaching history and industrial arts and coaching basketball and football at Maple Lake, MN where he met his future wife.  
They would relocate to Madelia, MN where their children were born and Bruce continued teaching and coaching football.  He was forced to give up his beloved football when he became the Principal of Madelia High School.  
The family relocated to Mankato, MN when Bruce joined the Education Department faculty of Mankato State.
Bruce was active throughout his life in the Boy Scouts and attained the honor of the Silver Beaver.

   
Other Comments:

Dad served aboard LCI-193 from it's commission in Feb 1943, until it was transferred to British control.  LCI-193 saw combat in North Africa and participated in invasions in Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, Nettuno before participating in the Normandy invasion.  LCI-193 made at least 22 crossings during the invasion.  Following D-day, LCI-193 was released to the British Navy, and Dad was transferred to the Pacific Fleet joining the USS Finnegan for the remainder of WWII.

          
From War Diary:
List of shipmates aboard LCI-193 (photos available of most):
          A Memorial has been added for each of these shipmates

 
Surname
First Name
Hometown
?
Frank
?
Pat
Bellville
"Doc" Gerald
Hartford, CT
Brown
Allen
Charleston, SC
Carr
Leonard William
Winding Gulf, WV
Ceachy
John Joseph
Chicago, IL
Cooper
George Walter
Freeport, IL
Costick
Thomas Gerard
Binghamton, NY
Crudele
Donald J
Currie
Davis
Wilson
Raymond E
Doherty
Raymond J—fatally wounded by enemy fire when ship grounded off-course
Providence, RI
Durland
Arthur Edwin
NewYork, NY
Foley
John William "Jack"
Columbia, MO
Freeman, Jr
Leonard John
Gray
Edsel Richard
Oakland, CA
Hanson
?
either army or British attache
Heath
Carroll H
Attlebow, MA
Horne
Kenneth Rhett
Charleston, SC
Hunter
William "Bruce"
Cleveland, OH
Knestrick
Earl Cecil "Shorty"
Washington, PA
Kolchek
Jim
Layne
Roy Franklin
Ironton, OH
Lewis
William Patrick
Tyler, TX
Lloyd
Marshall
Emory E
Manuel J
West Columbia, SC
 
McGovern
Clement C. "Terry"
Peasta, IA
Patton
Ralph James
Pittsburg, PA
Paulson
Bruce Curtis
Hatton, ND
Poledna
James Earl
Cleveland, OH
Reales
Vincent
Raton, NM
Rosky
Edward G
Sauer, Jr
Joseph
Detroit Lakes, MN
Schlasser
Herray Francis
Baldrium, Long Island, NY
Simmons
Fred Robert
Lincoln, NE
Stefan
John Louis
Chicago, IL
Wagner
John H.
Turtle Creek, PA
Yanker
Peter
NewYork, NY
Officers
Claxton
Norman L. (LT)
Boney
William "Bill" (ENS)
Clark
Frank (ENS)
Smart
Samuel (ENS)
   
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 Duty Stations
US Navy
  1943-1944, MM-0000, LCI (L)-193
  1944-1945, MM-0000, USS Finnegan (DE-307)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Sicily Campaign (1943)2
  1943-1943 Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)/Operation Avalanche
  1944-1944 Normandy Campaign (1944)/Operation Overlord10
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Anzio Campaign (1944)
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Antisubmarine Campaign
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Okinawa Gunto Operation
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle of Corregidor
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
 Colleges Attended 
Minot State UniversityColorado State University
  1936-1940, Minot State University
  1949-1956, Colorado State University
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