A Soldier's Story: Master Sergeant Albert Blithe


Master Sergeant Albert Blithe was born on June 20, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In response to World War II, he enlisted in the US Army on August 18, 1942, and trained as a paratrooper. He took part in the 101st Airborne drop into Occupied France during the Landing at Normandy and was wounded by a sniper shot to the collarbone.

Master Sergeant Albert Blithe continued his service in the Korean War and deployed to Korea with the 187th Airborne. 

He chose to remain with the US Army as a career soldier. After the war, Master Sergeant Albert Blithe was assigned to the Military Assistance Advisory Group.

On December 10, 1967, while stationed at Wiesbaden, Germany, Master Sergeant Albert Blithe died from complications of an ulcer. He rests at Arlington.

Master Sergeant Albert Blithe's character has been immortalized in the HBO series "Band of Brothers."


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