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Orville Emil Bloch
Birth: Feb. 10, 1915
Big Falls
Waupaca County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: May 28, 1983
Chelan County
Washington, USA

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served as a First Lieutenant in the 338th Infantry, 85th Infantry Division. As a platoon leader, he was conspicuous in leading his command in the assaults on the city of Firenzuola, Italy. It was near there on September 22, 1944, that he took the matter of enemy German resistance into his own hands. Gathering three volunteers from his platoon, the patrol made their way to a big rock, behind a group of three buildings where five machine gun nests were located. Putting his men in position to cover, he single-handed captured nineteen prisoners, wounding six of them and eliminating a total of five enemy machine gun nests. His actions saved his company many casualties and permitted them to continue the attack with success. After the war he remained in the Army and retired as a full Colonel. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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  Beverly M Asplund Bloch (1921 - 2014)*
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Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park
King County
Washington, USA
Plot: Washelli Cemetery, Section W, Lot 0215, Grave 1
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Nov 12, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8079707
Orville Emil Bloch
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Orville Emil Bloch
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Orville Emil Bloch
Added by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
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