Maj. Gen. Frederick Corbin Blesse
91 years old from Melbourne, FL
August 22, 1921 - October 31, 2012
General Blesse was born in Colon, Panama Canal Zone in 1921.
His father was a brigadier general in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army, retiring in 1953.
General Blesse graduated from American High School, Manila, the Philippine Islands in April 1939. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., in June 1945 with a commission as second lieutenant, and a rating as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
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