Minnesota Discovery Center

Walter Alex Hanka, None

conflict:World War II
serial number:
location:34th Cavalry Reconnaissance Group in Rome-Arno, North Apennines, and Po Valley, Italy.
enlistment date:May 4, 1942
place enlisted:Fort Snelling, MN
discharge date:Nov. 11, 1945
place discharged:Camp McCoy, WI
decorations: American Campaign Medal (1941-1946)
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (1941-1946)
Good Conduct Medal (U. S. Armed Forces)
Overseas Service Bar(s)
Service Star(s)
service documents:
references:(1) Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War Two Project (2004?), p. 100; (2) Embarrass Victory Aides Newsletter Collection. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Personal Information

date of birth:April 5, 1914
birth place:Embarrass, MN
home town:Duluth, MN
date of death:March 14, 2006
father:Alex Hanka
mother:Elizabeth Hanka (nee Saari)
siblings:Henry H. Paul M. Inez S. Anelma M. Levi A. Adele E.

Last update: 3/15/2016