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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
19 Dec 1918 2
Cressmont, WV 2
Death:
06 Nov 1994 2
Morgantown,WV 2
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Person:
Dencil S Blankenship 1
Level of Education: Grammar school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
19 Dec 1918 2
Cressmont, WV 2
Male 2
Birth:
1918 1
West Virginia 1
Death:
06 Nov 1994 2
Morgantown,WV 2
Cause: Attributes from heart and aneurism sugeries 2
Death:
11 Jun 1994 2
Morgantown, WV / Ruby Memorial Hospital 2
Cause: Attributes from aneurism surgery and recent heart surgery which left him blind, pneumonia was the medical cause of death 2
Residence:
Place: Clay County, West Virginia 1
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Birth:
Mother: Lilly Salisbury 2
Father: Giles Blankenship 2
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
24 Jan 1942 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
35263380 1
Enlistment Place:
Ft Thomas Newport Kentucky 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Semiskilled miners, and mining-machine operators 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0915 1
Film Reel Number: 3.337 1

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I am proud to say that this man is my father, I was his fifteenth child that I can legitimately account for. I was always told that if someone approached me and introduced themselves as my sibling, not to completely doubt the odds of it.

The Great Armada

Pacific Ocean

My father told me a story of his first experience on board a ship. He begin transported with the first waive of US Forces e route to Europe to battle the NAZI forces. In complete amazement of the wide open ocean he spent allot of time on the main deck watching the water. He also said it helped greatly with "sea sickness". On particular afternoon the ships encountered some rough waters that only worsened the nausea of the already nervous solders. My father went directly to his normal spot on the outside to get some air. Not knowing the danger of being washed overboard into the sea by the storm the  ships had entered. As he held onto the rail the ship was engulfed with a large wave nearly washing my dad away. He spent the rst of the journey in the lower decks.

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