Frank J. Zlimen

Frank J. Zlimen entered the Army on March 5, 1943, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Home at entry: Eveleth, Minnesota.

He served as a Technician 4th Grade, radio operator, and machine gunner with Troop C of the 86th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron Mechanized of the 65th Armored Division in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. He was twice wounded in action on February 16 and March 5, 1945, in the European Theater.

He was awarded the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, Certificate of Merit, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with five bronze battle stars, World War II Victory Medal, and three overseas service bars.

Mr. Zlimen was honorably discharged on September 28, 1945, at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin.

Source: Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War II Project. 350

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