|Death: ||Mar. 1, 1944, Italy|
PFC Bliss served with Company K, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division in Italy.
Newspaper article from The Herald-Press, St Joseph, Michigan, July 18, 1944, Page 5:
DECORATE FOUR DEAD SOLDIERS
Posthumous Awards Honor Michigan Men
WASHINGTON, July 17 (AP)—The war department today announced the posthumous award of the silver star to four Michigan infantrymen. The awards went to … and to Mrs. Ida Bliss, Plymouth, for her son Pfc Milo V. Bliss.
The following citations accompanied the awards:
Stops Nazi Half Track
Pfc Bliss on January 25, 1944, while on outpost duty in Italy, he observed the approach of an enemy armored half-track vehicle at about 300 yards from his position. In order to be certain of a direct hit, he left his covered position and moved 25 yards across open and flat terrain to the edge of the road where he was exposed to machine gun and machine pistol fire which barely missed him. Just as the vehicle came within 10 yards of him, he fired his rocket gun from a standing position and registered a direct hit which halted the vehicle and seriously wounded the enemy driver. As a result other men were able to close in and destroy the enemy personnel who had dismounted from the vehicle. He was reported killed in action March 1, 1944.
See also: Press Releases and Related Records, compiled 1942–1945. NAID: 1565957. Record Group 337: Records of Headquarters Army Ground Forces, 1916–1956. The National Archives at Washington, D.C.
Jay Wesley Bliss (1906 - 1988)
Ida Pauline Louise Rossow Bliss (1906 - 1971)
Memorial in Plymouth, Michigan:
Plymouth Rock located on the east side of Union at Ann Arbor Trail.
Plaque 3. - World War I and World War II:
This Tablet Erected
By The Veterans of Foreign Wars
Mayflower Post 6695
And The Ex-Servicemen's Club Of Plymouth
In Memory Of Their Comrades
Whose Names Are Hereon Inscribed
And Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice
Note: Entered the service from Michigan.
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale
Plot: Plot H Row 3 Grave 11
Maintained by: J Vallee
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56306634