James Guy Juricich

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James Guy Juricich served during the Korean War.

He served in the U.S. Army beginning on October 22, 1950. He was assigned to the 199th (C) Engineers. He was sent to Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, where he was assigned to the 68th Group as a diesel engine instructor. He was later reassigned to Headquarters Company, 199th (C) Engineers, where he was the Headquarters 1st Sergeant, Acting Master Sergeant, and Engineer Equipment Maintenance Supervisor. He was also the Battalion Motor non-commissioned officer.

He was discharged on October 22, 1952.

Mr. Juricich was born in 1927 in Hibbing, Minnesota, the son of Frank and Amelia (Luketich) Juricich. He graduated from Hibbing High School in 1944.

Source: Veterans’ Memorial Hall veteran history form; veteran’s account (below)

“I was drafted October 22, 1950. After several weeks I was a filler for the National Guard of Colorado, which was the 199th (C) Engineer Battalion at Camp Rucker, Alabama. The entire battalion was moved to Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, in January of 1951. It was 52 below zero when we arrived with no winter clothing. I completed my basic training at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin, and was assigned to the 68th Group as a diesel engine instructor, which was my field before entering the service. I returned to the Headquarters Company, 199th (C) Engineers, as the Engineer Equipment Maintenance Supervisor and 1st Sergeant for a short time, along with being the Battalion Motor NCO.”

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