Do you know Walter's full name? How about "Edmond" From Ancestry's database U.S.Rosters of World War II Dead 1939-1945: Name: Edmond Blach Gender: Male Race: White religion: Protestant
Cemetery Name: Michigan Disposition: According to next of kin
Service Branch: Marine Rank: Private First Class Service Number: 911409
WWII Navy, Marine and Coast Guard Casualties 1941-1945 Name: Edmond BlachPvt USMCR Relative Name: Mr. Leon J Blach RFD 1 Capac Relative Relationship: Brother State: Michigan Country: United States Type of Casualty: Killed In Action Roll: ww2c_27
The NARA in 1980's didn't store Naval and Marine Service Records. Someone didn't notice you requested "Marine" records or if not clear thought you were after "Army" records. The records are now at NARA. Use the name Edmond and the above Service # and make sure you are asking for USMC service records.
1930 Census has 3 Blach brothers as boarders in Crosby Family's household. John 12, Leo 10, Walter 9. Leo must be Leon.
Used "Find A Grave" found Edmond Blach with pictures of grave stone. Birth:unknown Death:???. 28, 1945 Inscription: Michigan Marines 5 Marine Div World War II Burial: Evangelical Cemetery Mussey St. Clair County Michigan, USA
Created by: TMKinney Record added: Jul 05, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 28046900