Mack C. Blomquist

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  • Name: Mack C. Blomquist
  • Location of Birth: Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 28, 1923
  • Date of Death: January 31, 2001 (77 years old)
  • Parents: Art Blomquist and Ivy (Mack) Blomquist
  • High School and Class: Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
  • College: Itasca Junior College
    Dunwoody Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Highest Rank: S SGT (Staff Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date of Discharge: 1945
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  • Military Highlights:
    Mack served in the United States Army during World War II as a B-17 belly gunner in the invasion of Africa, Italy, and Sicily.

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Following his discharge in 1945, Mack married Betty Murray on June 28, 1945. He worked for Reinhardt Brothers Automotive Supplies in Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota and Pueblo Army Depot in Pueblo, Colorado. In 1951, he returned to Grand Rapids, Minnesota and worked for H&M Automotive Electric until 1964 when he moved to Melborne Beach, Florida, and worked on the Apollo launches for TWA at Cape Canaveral. In 1967, he moved to the west coast of Florida and worked at a nuclear power plant in Tampa, Florida, returning to Grand Rapids, in 1981.

    He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans, both in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Preceding him in death were his wife, Betty, in 1998, and a sister, Artys Dusbabeck in 1994.

    He is survived by three sons, Terry, Richard, and David; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

    Buried in Harris Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot

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