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2LT L.C. Blanchard Jr.

2nd Lt. Lawrence Crain Blanchard Jr.
KIA - June 8, 1944

2nd Lt. Lawrence C. Blanchard Jr. was born and raised in the area of Shreveport, Louisiana.

2nd Lt. Blanchard was a member A Battery, 29th Field Artillery Battalion, and was killed in action during the Invasion of Normandy, on June 8, 1944. As the Invasion forces pushed further outward from Utah Beach against very determined enemy forces, 2nd Lt. Blanchard was killed by intense fire from a German machine gun position. For his gallantry in action, he was posthumously awarded the Silver Star.

He was among those 50 men killed, mostly from B Battery, 29th Field Artillery, many of whom were never recovered.

War Department Confirmation of Death Letter
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His Family Mourns His Loss

International Hall of Honor

His Comrades Honor Him

Note: This information was provided by Lal E. Echterhoff, his grand-nephew. We are truly honored!




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