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Pfc. Wilfred R. Blais

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Pfc Wilfred R Blais

Pfc Wilfred R. Blais -  Killed in France

PFC Wilfred R. Blais, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Blais of 108 Pierce Street, (Lewiston, Maine) and former Maple Leaf hockey player, was killed in action, Dec. 9, in France while fighting with the 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division of the Third Army, his parents learned Wednesday through a War Department telegram.

Pvt. Blais entered service in April, 1943, trained at Camp Blanding, Fla., Camp James Robinson, Ark., and Camp Rucker, Ala.  He went overseas last July.  Six months ago he met his brother, PFC Raoul L. Blais, in France, their first meeting in 27 months.

He was born in Lewiston, attended schools here and was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Church.  He was employed at the South Portland shipyard.

Surviving besides his parents are three brothers, PFC Raoul Lucien Blais with the Engineers of the Third Army, Roland and Joseph Blais of Auburn:  two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Savard and Miss Blanche Blais of Lewiston.

Memorial for Pvt. Blais will be held later at SS. Peter and Paul Church

- Local newspaper obituary - name of newspaper and date unknown -

Pfc. Wilfred R Blais is buried at Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France

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