John Eckman

John Eckman of Aurora, Minn. was inducted into the Army on July 15, 1942 at Fort Snelling, Minn.

He served as a Private First Class with the 90th General Hospital in Sicily, Naples-Foggia and Rome-Arno, Italy; Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe.

Mr. Eckman was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle East Campaign Medal with six battle stars, World War II Victory Medal and four overseas service bars.

He was honorably discharged on Oct. 11, 1945 at amp Ulysses Grant, Ill.

Source: Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War II Project. 72.


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