George T. Milekovich, Sr., Shipfitter 2/c, born April 8, 1923,
Campbell, OH. He entered the USN May 26, 1943; was stationed for boot
camp at Great Lakes NTC before reporting aboard the USS West Virginia
in August 1943.
He served with pride as a ship-fitter 2/c in the R Div. He vividly
remembers the Japanese kamikaze that struck the Wee Vee on April 1,
1945. He also cherishes the memories of the fun and ceremonies when
crossing the Equator. He was discharged Feb. 6, 1946.
Milekovich settled in Lansing, MI, where he married his wife,
Lureta (Rasmussen), on Feb. 14, 1947. He and Lureta have four sons:
James, Anton, Edmund and George Jr.; and nine grandchildren. He retired
on June 1, 1985, from Michigan State University, where he served as an
operating engineer for 26 years at the University Power Plant, East
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