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William E. Blackledge
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1909
Death: Dec. 12, 1984

PFC U. S. Army
World War II

ACTIVITY DURING WWII
ENTERED ACTIVE SERVICE AS A DRAFTEE ON JANUARY 4, 1944 AT FORT SHERIDAN, ILLINOIS. SELECTED FOR THE TRANSPORTATION CORPS, COMPLETED BASIC TRAINING AND QUALIFIED IN THE MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY OF RAILWAY BRAKEMAN (033). DEPARTED THE U.S. ON AUGUST 11, 1944 BOUND FOR THE EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS. ASSIGNED TO SERVED WITH COMPANY C, 744TH RAILWAY OPERATING BATTALION THROUGH THE NORTHERN FRANCE, ARDENNES AND RHINELAND CAMPAIGNS. EARNED THE GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, AMERICAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL, EUROPEAN-AFRICAN-MIDDLE EASTERN CAMPAIGN MEDAL WITH 3 BRONZE BATTLE STARS AND THE WWII VICTORY MEDAL. HONORABLY DISCHARGED AS A PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ON DECEMBER 16, 1945 AT THE SEPARATION CENTER, CAMP GRANT, ILLINOIS.

This information has been posted on the National World War II Memorial's Registry of Remembrances website by Robert Medley Gatewood. It is entered here with his permission.

World War II Memorial
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Norma Bailey Blackledge (1911 - 2009)
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Flora
Clay County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Lady In Black
Record added: Mar 12, 2009
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William E. Blackledge
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William E. Blackledge
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William E. Blackledge
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My father served in the 714th ROB
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 Added: Mar. 13, 2014

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 Added: Mar. 12, 2009
 
 
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