Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II

BLUBAUGH, BUELL DEAN

Private, First Class, U. S. Army. Home address: Ponca City, Kay County. Mrs. Pearl Blubaugh, Mother, 414 North 7th Street, Tonkawa, Oklahoma. Born October 16, 1922. Enlisted February, 1943. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart j three Battle Participation Stars, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign. Graduated Tonkawa High School in May, 1942. Attended Northern Oklahoma Junior College, Tonkawa. Member First Baptist Church. Served as Paratrooper in 11th Division, Airborne Command. Awarded Good Conduct Medal. Served in New Guinea and participated in the Leyte and the Manila campaigns, Philippine Islands. Died April 18, 1945, in action near Mt. Macolod, Luzon, Philippine Islands.

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