Monday, September 5, 2016

PVT Myron Paul Bleznuck

PVT Myron Paul Bleznuck was born 4 Jun 1918 in Boston, Massachusetts to Paul Thomas and Maria (Maczyoska) Bleznuck.  Both parents were Ukrainian immigrants coming from the "Pale" to which Russian Jews were confined.  They arrived in May 1913 and by 1930 father Paul was working in a rubber manufacturing plant to support his family of 4.  In 1940, Paul was still working in the rubber plant, Myron's older brother William was working as a truck driver and Myron was working in a printing plant. 

Myron entered service in December 1943.  It appears that he was sent overseas and assigned to H Company 116th Infantry before the D-Day landings on 6 Jun 1944. On 1 Sep 1944 he was wounded and evacuated to a hospital.  He died of his wound(s) on 5 Sep 1944.

PVT Bleznuck was repatriated in 1948 and was buried in the World War 2 lot of the Cambridge Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Myron's older brother William also served in the Army, 1942-1946, rising to the rank of SSG in the 885th Signal Company, 301st Air Depot Group.

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