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Blumer, Thomas Albin

Rank and Name, Fireman Second Class Blumer Thomas Albin.

Unit/placed in, USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser, United States Navy.


Blumer was born  on March 14, 1922 in Baizetown, Kentucky.


Father, Tommie A. Albin.

Mother, Minnie (Milarn) Albin.

Sisters, Leila and Courtney Albin.  

Brother, Orville Albin.


Blumer entered  the Service from Kentucky with service number # 2874061.



Blumer was KIA when the Ship Sunk during fights between the American and Japanese Navy in the Battle for Sunda Straight, on March 1, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


Blumer is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall of the missing.

He has also a Memorial Grave at Fairview Cemetery, Baizetown, Ohio County, Kentucky, USA.


Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC,  https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.

Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Hendriks  https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org

USS Houston (CA-30) Cruiser
His rank Fireman Second Class