Minnesota Discovery Center

John Wesley Gheen, Jr.

serial number:070721
enlistment date:June 4, 1954
place enlisted:West Point, NY
discharge date:Nov. 1, 1982
place discharged:Ft Benning, GA
decorations: Air Medal (1942-)
Army Commendation Medal (1941-)
Army Service Ribbon (1981-)
Bronze Star Medal (1941-)
Combat Infantryman Badge (1941-)
Legion of Merit (1942-)
Meritorious Service Medal (1969-)
Oak Leaf Cluster (U. S. Armed Forces)
Overseas Service Bar(s)
Purple Heart (1932-)
Service Star(s)
Silver Star Medal (1932-)
Vietnam Service Medal (1961-1975)
service documents:
references:American Legion, Press-Lloyd Post No. 247 (Chisholm, Minn.) Records. Iron Range Research Center, Chisholm, Minnesota.

Personal Information

date of birth:June 11, 1931
birth place:Hibbing, MN
home town:Jacksonville, FL
date of death:May 29, 2013
father:John Wesley Gheen, Sr
mother:Mary Agnes Gheen (nee Mlachnik)
siblings:Mary Greig JoAnn Osmonson
school:Chisholm High School

Last update: 5/15/2017