Curtis W. Mikkelson
7th Division
USS West Virginia

Curtis W. Mikkelson, Platoon Sergeant, born July 8, 1921, Eau Claire, WI. He entered the USMC Feb. 21, 1942; attended Sea School at San Diego, CA; and then assigned to the USS West Virginia, Sept. 1, 1942, Co. B, Pit. 267. He was discharged Sept. 22, 1945.

He was a mechanical engineer in heating, plumbing and air conditioning and employed by a consulting engineer firm in Minneapolis, MN. He retired in 1988. He and his wife, Rachel, had three children and six grandchildren. Curtis passed away April 18, 1995, after a short illness.

Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing

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