Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Honored Allies Wednesday: Frank G. Blaker (Unuted Kingdom/India)

"On 9 July 1944 near Taungni, Burma, Major Blaker was commanding a company which was held up during an important advance by close-range firing from medium and light machine-guns.  The major went ahead of his men through very heavy fire and despite being severely wounded in the arm, located the machine-guns and charged the position alone.  Even when mortally wounded he continued to cheer on his men whilst lying on the ground.  His fearless leadership inspired his men to storm and capture the objective." 

From Mjr. Blaker's Victoria Cross citation, awarded on September 26, 1944

Thank you for your service and my you be at peace,

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