Minnesota Discovery Center

Wilho "Willard" Anselm Esala, None

conflict:World War II
rank:Machinist's Mate
serial number:6393959
location:U.S. Navy Construction Battalion (Seabees) 92, Hawaii and Tinian Island.
enlistment date:Sept. 22, 1942
place enlisted:Virginia, MN
discharge date:Oct. 12, 1945
place discharged:
decorations: American Campaign Medal (1941-1946)
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1941-1945)
Combat Action Ribbon (1941-)
World War II Victory Medal (1941-1946)
history:U.S. Navy Seabees heavy equipment operator.
service documents:

Personal Information

date of birth:June 6, 1915
birth place:Sandy Township, MN
home town:Virginia, MN
date of death:None
father:John Jacob Esala
mother:Hilma Esala (nee Ruuth)
school:Virginia High School

Last update: 3/29/2016