|courtesy of Ann M. Price|
Blease was drafted in May 1942. After his basic military training he was sent to England and assigned to L Company 116th Infantry. He prepared with that unit for the amphibious landing that took place on 6 Jun 1944 on the Normandy beach code-named "Omaha". He then fought with the unit until killed in action on 16 Jun 1944.
PFC Plyler was repatriated in 1949 and re-interred in the Midway United Methodist Church Cemetery in Monroe, North Carolina.