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Rose Marie Bayuk (née Polga), None

conflict:World War II
serial number:N 733483
location:RMS Queen Elizabeth (troop transport); USAHS Thistle; England; North Africa; Rome-Arno, Italy; Philippine Islands; Rhineland; Southern France.
enlistment date:Nov. 3, 1942
place enlisted:Seventh Service Command, Omaha, NE
discharge date:March 21, 1946
place discharged:Fort Des Moines, IA
decorations: American Campaign Medal (1941-1946)
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1941-1945)
Bronze Star Medal (1941-)
Overseas Service Bar(s)
World War II Victory Medal (1941-1946)
history:Earned her nursing diploma (1938) from the Kahler School of Nursing (Rochester, Minn.); served overseas (10/13/1943-11/15/1945); first overseas duty was on RMS Queen Elizabeth (troop transport); longest overseas assignment was on USAHS Thistle (206th Hospital Ship Complement); sister Pasquelyn Polga served with her almost her entire service enlistment; married Army veteran Edward G. Bayuk (Eveleth, Minn.) on July 3, 1947; couple moved to the Twin Cities soon after.
service documents:Certificate of Service; Form 174; Form 176; Form 53-98.

Personal Information

date of birth:Nov. 2, 1915
birth place:Greaney, MN
home town:Buhl, MN
date of death:None
father:Peter [Pietro] Polga
mother:Theresa Polga
siblings:Ben Polga, Art Polga, Pasquelyn Polga, Mary Polga
school:Martin Hughes High School

Last update: 10/30/2020