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GLEN H. BLEHM

   Glen H. Blehm passed away at his home with his loving wife and son by his side on February 17, 2012.
   Glen was born to William and Mary Blehm in Topeka Kansas on January 20, 1925. Glen moved to Lodi in 1930 and attended Galt High.
   After high school Glen enlisted in the Army where he served from 1943 1946. Glen served in H Company as a guard for General Eisenhower. He was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. Glen served in Normandy, Holland and the Battle of the Bulge. After his service in the Army Glen received a purple heart.
   He married Helen Anderson in 1948. They had two children, Denise and Jeffery.
   Glen was head mechanic at Tri Valley Growers for 28 years until his retirement in 1985.
   He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers; Wesley, Paul, Harold, Leslie and his sister Leola Bohnet.
   Glen is survived by his wife Helen, daughter Denise, son Jeffery, two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
   At his request there will be no services. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA 95204 or to a charity of your choice.
   Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home is honored to serve the Blehm Family.

[Lodi News-Sentinel, Lodi, CA, Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012]


[courtesy of Lynda Bentz]

Grave marker for Glen H. Blehm in Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi (San Joaquin county), California.

Glen registered for the draft in Acampo, CA on 20 January 1943 and was inducted into the Army on 25 April 1943.

Pfc Blehm was transferred from 82nd Airborne Division, Leicester, England to Company H, 508th PIR on 18 September 1944.

On 5 January 1945, Pfc Blehm was evacuated to a field hospital classed as a non-battle casualty.

Still hospitalized, he was transferred to the hospital's detachment of patients on 10 May 1945 

Pfc Blehm was transferred back to Company H from the 19th Reinforcement Depot on 31 May 1945.

He was discharged on or about 29 January 1946

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