Arlie Raymond Blizzard (17 Sept. 1909 - 20 Oct. 1966) of Franklin, West Virginia and son of Granville Harris (1874-1934) and Sarah Jane Dahmer Blizzard, enlisted in the United States Army in 1940. In mid 1942, as First Sergeant, he was assigned to Camp Forrest, Tennessee. In the fall of 1942 he moved to army bases in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. In 1943 he was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant and was assigned to various bases in the western United States; including bases in Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Throughout 1944 and early 1945 he was stationed in Hawaii. He spent July and August 1945 in the Pacific, part of it at Okinawa, Japan, and later at a base in Korea. As a Captain, in late December 1945 Blizzard was honorably discharged and returned home to West Virginia. Blizzard died at Rockingham, Virginia in 1966.
Arthur Roy Blizzard (18 Sept. 1918 - 21 Sept. 1992) of Franklin, West Virginia and son of Granville Harris (1874-1934) and Sarah Jane Dahmer Blizzard. During the late 1930s Blizzard attended the Shepherd State Teachers College. In 1941 he enlisted in the United States Army. From 1941-1944 he was stationed in Alaska (Somewhere in the Aleutian Area). In mid-1944 he was reassigned to Camp Wheeler, Georgia. As a First Sergeant, Blizzard was honorably discharged on August 16, 1945. Blizzard died at Martinsburg, West Virginia in 1992.
William Russell Blizzard (18 Jan. 1912 - 8 Sept. 2000) of Franklin, West Virginia enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1942. He was first sent to the Air Corps Technical School, Keesler Field, Mississippi for testing and training and thereafter worked as a technical specialist, repairing equipment, supervising, inspecting, and other duties throughout World War II. In late 1942 he was transferred to airbases in Florida, then to Utah in 1944, and finally to Hawaii in 1944-1945. As T/Sergeant Blizzard was honorably discharged in 1945 and subsequently returned home to West Virginia. Blizzard died at Franklin, West Virginia in 2000.Author: zrj