Minnesota Discovery Center

Thomas Victor Saranpaa, None

conflict:World War II
rank:TEC 5
serial number:
location:Company "B", 109th Engineer Combat Battalion, Tunisia, North Africa; Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Northern Apennines, and Po Valley, Italy.
enlistment date:April 17, 1941
place enlisted:Fort Snelling, MN
discharge date:July 19, 1945
place discharged:Fort Snelling, MN
decorations: American Defense Service Medal (1939-1941)
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (1941-1946)
Good Conduct Medal (U. S. Armed Forces)
Overseas Service Bar(s)
Service Star(s)
World War II Victory Medal (1941-1946)
service documents:
references:(1) Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War II Project (2004?), p. 282; (2) Embarrass Victory Aides Newsletter Collection. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Personal Information

date of birth:July 13, 1918
birth place:Embarrass, MN
home town:Embarrass, MN
date of death:March 31, 2014
father:Victor J. Saranpaa
mother:Lydia P. Saranpaa (nee Hill)
siblings:Floyd Saranpaa James Saranpaa

Last update: 9/20/2016