Edward Patrick Quinn, Jr.


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Edward Patrick Quinn of Duluth, Minnesota quit Denfeld High School in 1942 to enlist in the Army.

He was a member of B Company, 146th Infantry, 35th Division. While on a reconnaisance patrol in Italy during World War II he was wounded and captured by German forces on Friday, Oct. 12, 1944. After a short stay in an Italian hospital, he was taken to Bologna for interrogation and then shipped to a prison camp at Moosburg, Germany.

He was released on April 29, 1945, an event that featured a visit by Gen. George Patton. The freed POWs were then moved to Camp Lucky Strike in France and Quinn then returned to the United States.

After attending school and duty as a recruiter, he went to Germany in May 1946 for occupation duty. He later served at Fort Bliss in Texas and Geiger Field in Spokane, Wash., before returning to Duluth in 1954.

He re-enlisted in 1957 and served in Germany and on recruiting duty in the United States before requesting in 1964 to serve in Vietnam. He went there in 1965 for 25 months of service.

He retired from active duty in 1968 as a Sergeant First Class (SFC).

Edward Quinn Obituary - Death Notice and Service Information (legacy.com)

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