Blackmer, William K. – 4th Armored Division

Born on October 26, 1918, Iona, Michigan, USA.

Killed in action on December 23, 1944 in Chaumont, Belgium.

Army Serial Number: O-1016295.

William K. Blackmer entered the US Army on August 16, 1942. He was sent to Officers Training School and later transferred to the Armored Forces where he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant from the Armored Force School at Fort Knox, Kentucky on February 20, 1943.

2nd Lt. Blackmer was in B Company, 8th Tank Battalion of the 4th Armored Division. He was one of the men killed while assaulting the village of Chaumont, Belgium, on December 23, 1944.

Buried at the Lyons Township Cemetery, Lyons, Ionia County, Michigan, USA.