John Yonkovich

John Yonkovich enlisted into the Army on October 21, 1941. Home at entry: Chisholm, Minnesota.

He served as a Corporal and antiaircraft automatic weapons crewman with the 865th AAA Automatic Weapons Battalion in the Central Pacific and Western Pacific.

He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze battle stars, and World War II Victory Medal.

Mr. Yonkovich was honorably discharged on November 8, 1945, at Camp Beale, California.

Source: Hometown Heroes: The St. Louis County World War II Project, 347.

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