Sgt. Harvey A. Blonigen / Aug. 23, 1917 - Mar. 2, 1945

© Photographed July 17, 2017
Erected by Harvey Blonigen American Legion Post 478
St. Cloud, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
43.820639, -88.168441

AUG. 23, 1917 -- MAR. 2, 1945
Harvey Blonigen Post 478
Entered U.S. Army June 13, 1941, Battery A 6th Field Artillery 3rd Armored Division. Arrived at Omaha Beach June 1944. Wounded Nov. 1944. Received 1st Purple Heart. Rejoined his unit Jan. 30, 1945. Killed at the age of 27 by enemy night bombing near the Rhine River approaching Cologne, Germany. Second Purple Heart awarded May 1945. Buried at the Henri Chapelle Military Cemetery in Belgium. His body was returned from Europe to St. Cloud in April 1948. Burial took place at Holy Cross Cemetery Mt. Calvary. Harvey Blonigen American Legion Post 478 was formed in his memory in 1946.
The memorial is located at St. Cloud Cemetery, and is accessible from southbound Church Street, between Marsh Street (to the north) and South Street (to the south), St. Cloud, Wisconsin

See also, Died While Serving Country, the west side of the memorial.

The cemetery is located behind St. Cloud Catholic Church.

The memorial is located in St. Cloud, Wisconsin.

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