USS West Virginia
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.
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