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Hanson, Arnold W., U.S. Army

Arnold William Hanson was the youngest of three children born in 1914 in North Dakota to parents who emigrated from Norway. The family was living in Somo, Lincoln County, Wisconsin according to the 1920 census, but they were living in Birchwood in 1921 when his father died from pneumonia. In 1930 they were living in Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin. He contracted scarlet fever in 1934.

Based on pictures that are in the possession of Tony Hanson (his son) he was in the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) and was based at Camp Globe in Fairfield, Wisconsin in September 1934 and May 1935.

He entered the US Army as a baker at Ft. Snelling, Minnesota on January 14, 1937 and re-enlisted again in 1939....Read more

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