Blozis, Albert Charles, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 1542, 28th Infantry Division
Service Years
1943 - 1945


Second Lieutenant

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Garfield, New Jersey
Last Address
Vosges Mountains, France

Casualty Date
Jan 31, 1945
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Lorraine, France
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Grave Number: J 42 13

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World War II Fallen
  1945, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment28th Infantry Division
  1943-1943, 0006, Officer Candidate School (Infantry) Fort Benning, GA
  1944-1945, 1542, 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment
  1944-1945, 1542, 28th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 WWII - European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
 Colleges Attended 
Georgetown University
  1939-1941, Georgetown University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Prior to his service with the Army in the ETO, Lt. Blozis played for the New York Giants football team for two seasons, 1942 and 1943, playing offensive tackle.

Al Blozis enlisted in the Army on 7 December 1943.  In the ETO, 2nd Lt. Al Blozis served with A Company, 1st Battalion, 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division in France, arriving in France in late December 1944.  

He was involved in combat while leading a platoon on Le Cras (Black Mountain) near the village of LaBarouche in the Vosges Mountains (Colmar Campaign).  He died of wounds from machine gun fire. 

He was interred in Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial,  Saint-Avold, Lorraine Region, France, Grave Number: J 42 13.

In 1986, he  was also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.  
Notes/Links: (details of his actions) (another version of circumstances)

(Note: There is an on line disparity of the cause of his death, one being by machine gun fire or by grenade explosion.)
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