Tuesday, April 4, 2017

PVT Donald Frank Raasch

courtesy of Steve Edquist
PVT Donald Frank Raasch was born 23 Aug 1920 in Lake City, Minnesota. He was the oldest of the 6 children born to Edward Carl and Anna Margaret (Prigge) Raasch. His father farmed in Belvidere Township. Donald would go to work for Red Wing Potteries as a driver.

Donald was drafted in September 1944. After his basic military training he was sent to the European theater. PVT Raasch was transferred to A Company 116th Infantry from the replacement depot on 1 Mar 1945. He was wounded sometime prior to dying of his wound(s) on 4 Apr 1945 but the wound(s) were not reported prior to that. It is unknown why that happened.

PVT Raasch was repatriated and re-interred in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

His brother, Delbert George Edward Raasch, served in the U.S. Navy as an AM2.

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