Pfc. Blohm of Mich, graduated in 2004 from Bay City Western High School, where he was a 250-pound defensive player for the football team. His size prompted the coach to nickname him "Biggins Blohm." Alan became actively interested in the military while a junior in high school, and wished to pursue a career with the state troopers once he completed his military service. He chose to follow in the footsteps of both his grandfathers, Alan Blohm (namesake) who served in the Army and was assigned to Fort Richardson 50 years prior to Alan's assignment, and Chet Vennix who served in the Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. He also attended St. Bart's before attending Bay City Western. He enlisted in 2004 and went through basic training at Ft. Richardson, Alaska. His grandfather had been in the Army, and it's just something he wanted to do. Alan was once quoted in the paper as saying, ‘The First Amendment is what makes this country great", and lived and breathed his dream accordingly. Alan had a deep belief in helping others and a strong desire to serve his country. He worked as a commercial salmon fisherman during the summers in Kenai, Alaska form the age of 14 until he enlisted. He was also a member of the American Legion George H. Plumley Memorial Post 20 in Kenai, Alaska. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Patricia Vennix, and his cousin Lorissa Satkowiak. He was 21.
425th Brigade Special Troops Battalion,
4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team,
25th Infantry Division,
Fort Richardson, Alaska.
Christopher Alan Blohm
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