Born 30 July 1919
Died of Injuries 9 January 1945 in Lierneux area, Belgium during Battle of the Bulge
Buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery, Y, 251

Field Artillery

Sgt Blake was initially buried at Henri-Chapelle American War Cemetery in Belgium.

I believe that I have this service member’s Purple Heart obtained indirectly through an estate sale at least 12 years ago around Chattanooga. I would like to find a family member to give it to. I do not feel right having it and have been trying to find a family member for years. Please advise if you see fit. Thank you in advance.

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  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 30 July 1919
  • Date of death: 9 January 1945
  • County: Rhea
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: Field Artillery
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Top Panel
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