Waino W. Wirtanen

Waino W. Wirtanen entered the Army on November 30, 1942, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Home at entry: Zim, Minnesota.

Mr. Wirtanen served as a Private First Class and truck driver with the 220th Ordnance Heavy Auto Maintenance Company in Northern France, Ardennes, and Rhineland. He was wounded in action on January 16, 1945, in the European Theater.

He was awarded the following: Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and two overseas service bars.

Mr. Wirtanen was honorably discharged on November 21, 1945, at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin.

Source: Hometown Heroes:  The Saint Louis County World War II Project, 344.

Site by 3FIVE