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Herlofson, Walter



  • Existence: 1896-1975

Walter Edwin Herlofson was born August 22, 1896 in Minnesota. He enlisted in the Navy on February 13, 1918, and judging by his portrait appears to have been based at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. After the war, he married Alice Orobelle Lee in Minnesota, where they had several children. The Herlofsons relocated to Puyallup, Washington around 1940, where Walter worked as a carpenter. He died in Puyallup on January 30, 1975.


Biography derived from collection materials and public records.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Walter Herlofson World War I Navy Collection

Identifier: 1984-03-01
Abstract The collection contains photographs, blueprints, and religious materials relating to the naval service of Norwegian-American Walter Edwin Herlofson (1896-1975) during World War I. Herlofson, originally of Minnesota, later relocated with his family to Puyallup, Washington.

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