Robert Blieden
Ensign

USN
USS West Virginia
1941

Robert Blieden, Lieutenant Commander, born in Memphis, TN, joined the USNR July 10,1940, as an ensign. He served aboard the USS West Virginia and was captain of an LST for 2 3/4 years.  Memorable events include being aboard the USS West Virginia during the attack. He received a medallion for being aboard the ship. He was discharged in March 1946 with the rank of lieutenant commander.  He was a doctor of medicine from 1951 until retiring in 1984. He lives with his wife in Memphis, TN. They have two children.

Reprinted with permission from Turner Publishing


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