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 Orson Davis Bleazard, Jr

Orson Davis Bleazard, Jr

Birth
Kamas, Summit County, Utah, USA
Death 31 Jul 1954 (aged 58)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot #8203
Memorial ID 144420 · View Source
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Son of Orson Davis Bleazard and Carrie Fisher

Married Marie Egan Phoprsen, 1 Jul 1922, later divorced

United States Army Private 1st Class Orson D. Bleazard Jr. (service # 1113348) was born Nov. 4th 1895 in Kamas, Utah. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Jan. 19th 1918 in Garfield, Utah. Bleazard served with company C, 9th Field Signal Battalion, 5th Division during World War I. He was awarded Distinguished Service Cross #1491 for his actions on April 30th 1919 at the Bois des Rappes, France during the Meuse Argonne Offensive.

Bleazard's Citation reads:

"The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Private Orson D. Bleazard, Jr. (ASN: 1113348), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with Company C, 9th Field Signal Battalion, 5th Division, A.E.F., in the Bois-des-Rappes, France, 22 October 1918. Although he was almost exhausted from gas and fatigue, Private Bleazard remained on duty throughout the day and night, laying telephone lines from the regimental relay station to the front line through heavy barrage fire from artillery and machine guns."

Pvt Bleazard served overseas from April 30th 1918 through July 27th 1919. He was Honorable Discharged from the Army Aug. 6th 1919. Bleazard passed away July 31st 1954 in the Salt Lake City V.



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  • Maintained by: SMSmith
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 144420
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Orson Davis Bleazard, Jr (4 Nov 1895–31 Jul 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 144420, citing Taylorsville Memorial Park Cemetery, Taylorsville, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .