US PARAS Blazina, Lawrence Frank

Band of Brothers
By Stephen E. Ambrose

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Blazina
  • FORENAME
Lawrence Frank
  • UNIT
504 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Company B)
  • RANK
Sergeant
  • NUMBER
33403904
  • DATE OF DEATH
17th September 1944
  • AGE
22
  • GRAVESITE
Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands Plot L Row 16 Grave 20
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
born 14.07.1922 North Braddock, Pennsylvania, USA
father Lovro Blazina (1873-1929)
mother Amelia Blazina (1882-1958)
3 years high school
civil occupation semiskilled filers, grinders, buffers and polishers (metal)
employed by Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Co., Larimer Avenue, Wilkins Township, Pennsylvania
single with dependents upon enlistment
30.06.1942 draft card North Braddock, Pennsylvania
entered service 1.12.1942 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Next of kin - Mother. Mrs. Molly Blazina, 114 Corey Avenue, Braddock, Pennsylvania
award Silver Star
KIA Heumen, Holland
 

DATE OF DEATH:

17-Sep-1944

AWARD:

https://www.specialforcesroh.com/index.php?threads/blazina-lawrence-f.34240/

CITATION:

Silver Star : The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Sergeant Lawrence F. Blazina (ASN: 33403904), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, in action against the enemy in Holland, on 17 September 1944. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.

WEB LINKS:

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/90299

FINDAGRAVE:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56296856/lawrence-f-blazina
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