Carroll County

Cpl. Otto J. Bluml




Templeton—Otto Bluml, who left for the Army this morning, was honored at a farewell party at the Al Kerkhoff home Tuesday evening. Relatives and friends were the participants, the group including Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bluml, Jerome and Ardella, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Bluml, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bluml and daughter, Dorene, Mr. and Mrs. George Otto, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Friedman and daughter, Annabelle, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Odendahl, Miss Vivian Neu and Mr. and Mrs. Leo Irlbeck.

Bunco and cards provided entertainment, Mrs. Joe Bluml won the high bunco prize, Mrs. Lou Odendahl, second high, and Mrs. Henry Friedman, low. Lunch was served at the card tables.

Halbur News.

Otto Bluml left Friday morning for Camp Dodge at Des Moines, where he was inducted into the Army.

Source: Carroll Times Herald, November 13, 1942

Pvt. Otto J. Bluml, formerly at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Little Rock, Ark., is now at Camp Van Dorn, Miss. His complete address is Pvt. Otto J. Bluml, Co. D., 517th Truck Regt. Qm., Camp Van Dorn, Miss.

Source: Carroll Times Herald, January 8, 1943

Halbur Event Is Given for Pvt. O. Bluml

Halbur (THNS)—Mr. and Mrs. Anton Bluml entertained relatives in their home Saturday evening in honor of their brother, Private Otto Bluml of Camp Van Dorn, Miss., home on furlough. Cards were played by the group and Ardella Bluml won high score prize and Rita Goetzinger, low score prize. Lunch was served later.

Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Kerkhoff, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schlichte of Templeton, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bluml, Mr. and Mrs. Lou Odendahl of Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bluml, daughter, Luella, Mr. and Mrs. George Otton and Riat Goetziner of Lidderdale, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bluml, Jerome Bluml, Ardella Bluml, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bluml, daughter Dorene, and Irene Grundmeier.

Source: Carroll Times Herald, March 24, 1943

Otto J. Bluml of Halbur in India

Another Carroll county young man who has just arrived in India is Pfc. Otto J. Bluml of Halbur. Word that that effect has been received by friends here.

Source: Carroll Times Herald, July 20, 1943

Bluml Brothers, Dischargees, To Meet in Carroll

When Leo Bluml arrives in Carroll today as a dischargee from the army air forces, he will see his brother, Otto Bluml, for the first time in three and one-half years. Otto came here last night, following his discharge from the Army at Camp McCoy, Wis.

It will be three years next Tuesday, Nov. 13, since Cpl. Otto Bluml entered the service. He has been in the China-Burma-India theater for 30 months.

Sgt. Leo Bluml, who has been in the army air forces three and one-half years, was in England and France for 20 months. He was discharged at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.

Both will be at the home of their brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Bluml, for the present.

Source: Carroll Times Herald, November 10, 1945