Lee William Blecha

Contributed by Duane Horn

Lee Wm. Blecha was born in the Town of Eaton on April 25, 1915 to Mr. & Mrs. Frank Blecha. His father passed away Dec. 26,1918. Soon after the death of his mother on Oct. 6, 1925, he & his two siblings went to live with his mother's sister & husband, Jim & Clara Metcalf. He graduated from Greenwood High in 1933. He enlisted January 10,1942 and served as a Ship's Cook Second Class.  He was on the U.S.S. Buck when it was torpedoed and sunk south of the Isle of Capri in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Lee went down with his ship.

 

 


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