THOMAS D. BIANCHET

Sergeant First Class | Field Artillery

When this uniform came from Thomas' niece, she promised at least one photo.  I was pleased to get this great picture of him.  Though his face is shrouded by his helmet, he shows a lot of personality.  He joined the service at the end of World War II and soon decided to make a career in the Army.  He was in combat in Korea with the 11th Field Artillery Battalion during the dark summer of 1950.  After returning home and attending the Artillery School at Fort Sill in 1952, he was assigned to the 793d Field Artillery in Germany.  This would be his last duty assignment before an unexpected discharge from the Army due to their policies of the time.  He still received a General Discharge due to his decorated record of good conduct for the seven years he was in the service.

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