Arnold F. Blake was born on 30 July 1919, the son of Franklin Terrell Blake and Edna Rigsby Blake of Coulterville and husband of Pauline Sivley Blake of Graysville. Before entering the service he worked on the farm of his father. He had several siblings, Donald Lee Blake, Warner Howard Blake, Mary Katherine Capps Blake, James H. Blake and Alma Jo Blake.
Sergeant, Field Artillery. Died of Injuries 9 January 1945 in a hospital near Lierneux, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. Sgt Blake was initially buried at Henri-Chapelle American War Cemetery in Belgium. Buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 251
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- Rank: Sergeant
- Date of birth: 30 July 1919
- Date of death: 9 January 1945
- County: Rhea
- Hometown: Sale Creek
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: Field Artillery
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Battles: Battle of the Bulge
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Top Panel
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