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Just won this tonight on Gunbroker a nice Sauer 38H bring back from Staff Sergeant Harold E. Bleck. He was a member of the 95th Division 379 Infantry regiment "K" Company. I have plenty of info on him thanks to Matt (AZNATION). Matt even found the vets baby picture can you believe that!

 

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4/21/1939 34 COUNTY YOUTH ENTERED CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORP IN APRIL 34 youth in Taylor County were enrolled in the CCC on April 8, 11 and 12 as follows: Harold E. Bleck, Rib Lake; Emil A. Kassube, Rib Lake; Frank Panek, Rib Lake; David W. Douthitt, Westboro; Walter E. Dums, Medford; Joseph F. Kossek, Rib Lake; Robert F. Elock, Westboro."

10/20/1939 CCC ABOUT 1000 PEOPLE VISITED CAMP PERKINSTOWN SUNDAY About 1000 visitors registered at the Perkinstown CCC Camp last Sunday at the safety program open house. A forest fire broke out about 4 miles west of the camp in the afternoon and several squads of CCC boys were sent out with trucks and equipment to fight it, and they got it under control in about 2 hours. The Perkinstown Camp is CCC Company 1692 and at the present time the company is about 209 strong. The following Rib Lake boys are enrolled in this company: Elmer Mittwoch, Raymond Kettleson, Harold Bleck, Frank Panek, Joe Kosek, and Emil Kasuba. The camp ground and camp buildings are in fine trim, clean, and everything is in good order. Lt. Carr is commanding officer."

7/17/1942 LARGEST CONTINGENT LEAVES COUNTY THURSDAYToday a large group of young men from the county left Medford for Milwaukee for their final examination before induction into the service. Those leaving from Rib Lake and vicinity are Henry Becker, Theordore Schulz, George Thums, Fred Mann, Rudolph Kapitz, Herbert Vlach, Marvin Tauber, Charles H. Haglund, Frank Jarosh, Wayne Bullis, Harold Bleck and John Patrick."

4/13/1945 Sergeant Harold E. Bleck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bleck, Sr., has been awarded the combat infantry command badge for actual participation in combat against the enemy. Standards for this badge are high. The decoration is awarded to the infantry soldier who has proved his fighting ability in combat. The handsome badge consists of a silver rifle set against a background of infantry blue enclosed in a silver wreath. Sergeant Bleck is with the 9th Army in Germany.

9/28/1945 WEINZINGER-BLECK Miss Anna Mae Weinzinger, daughter of Mrs. Anna Weinzinger of Phillips, and T/Sgt. Harold E. Bleck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bleck of Rib Lake, exchanged marriage vows before the Rev. O.E. Hoffmann in a double ring ceremony at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 22, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Rib Lake. The bride was dressed in a suit of medium blue and a small brown hat. She wore a locket, which was a gift from the groom. Her corsage was of red roses and white carnations. The groom's sister, Miss Lucille Bleck, attended the bride, and her suit was of medium blue with black accessories. The groom was attended by Mr. Fred Weinzinger, brother of the bride. A wedding supper was served to 75 guests at the church parlors at 5:30. Friends and relatives of the young couple enjoyed a wedding dance in the evening at the Lakeside, with music by Adolf Walbeck and his orchestra.

Marshfield News-Herald Location: Marshfield, Wisconsin Issue Date: Tuesday, December 11, 1945

Harold Bleck, Rib Lake, entered in 1942 and was discharged Nov. 25 at Fort Custer. Mich. He saw action in Northern France, the Rhineland. and Central Europe, and has been awarded the American Theater ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Theater ribbon with three battle stars.

 

 

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Got this info on another site: "June of 1943 is the production date. Your new Sauer is commonly called a Commercial since it was not accepted by the military or the police in Germany. It appears to be a very nice pistol and it's always nice to have the "capture paper" that goes with it. Enjoy! Jim Cate, author of the Sauer reference books."

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