Polk County

Lt. D. D. Blechinger




D.D. Blechinger is Casualty on Iwo

Mr. and Mrs. O.R. Blechinger, 4608 Beaver Crest drive, have received word from the navy department that thier only child, Lt. D.D. Blechinger, 24, was killed in action Mar. 11, on Iwo Jima.

A member of the 4th Marine Division, Lieutenant Blechinger went into service upon graduation from Creighton university in 1943. He had been overseas since Nov. 11, 1944.

He was a graduate of Dowling college and Kemper Military school, Boonville, Mo.

Source: The Des Moines Register, April 1, 1945 (photo included)