Lawrence "Lotsie" Richard Blanchard

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  • Name: Lawrence "Lotsie" Richard Blanchard
  • Location of Birth: Marble, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 24, 1913
  • Date of Death: June 25, 1988
  • Parents: Frank Blanchard & Lucy (Doucette) Blanchard
  • High School and Class: 1931 Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
  • College:
  • Highest Rank: S SGT (Staff Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date of Discharge: February 14, 1946
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  • Military Awards:
    Certificate of Merit while serving with the 102nd infantry.

  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Lawrence Richard Blanchard
    Race: White
    Age: 27
    Birth Date: April 24, 1913
    Birth Place: Marble, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Marble, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: October 16, 1940
    Employer: Oliver Iron Mining Co., Arcturus Mine, Marble, Itasca, Minnesota
    Weight: 135
    Height: 5-6
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Lucy Blanchard, mother, Marble, Itasca, Minnesota

    Lawrence Blanchard fought with the U.S. Army in the Rhineland and Central Europe battle areas.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Lawrence Blanchard was a life-long resident of Marble, Minnesota. He worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps prior to entering World War II. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the Knights of Columbus, both of Marble.

    Lawrence Blanchard died in Marble, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 58). He is survived by two step-sons, Clarence W. Hilger and Richard H. Hilger, twelve grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.

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