Clifford Bluemel

Clifford Bluemel
General Clifford Bluemel
Nickname(s) Blinky
Born (1885-11-09)November 9, 1885
Trenton, New Jersey
Died June 27, 1973(1973-06-27) (aged 87)
Trenton, New Jersey
Buried West Point Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Brigadier General
Service number 0-2642
Commands held 31st Division (Philippines)
Battles/wars Battle of Bataan
Awards Distinguished Service Cross
Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star
Prisoner of War Medal

Clifford Bluemel (9 November 1885– 27 June 1973) was an American brigadier general.[1] He commanded the 31st Division during the Battle of Bataan before being captured by Japanese forces and held as a prisoner of war.[2]

See also


  1. Clifford Bluemel (1941). The Clifford Bluemel Papers.
  2. Staff. "GEN. BLUEMEL GETS DSM; Jersey Officer Commanded Division at Bataan Before Capture", The New York Times, November 10, 1945. Accessed October 22, 2017. "The Army's Distinguished Service Medal was presented at the Presidio today to Brig. Gen. Clifford Bluemel of Trenton, N. J., who commanded the Thirty-first Division in the defense of Bataan before his capture by the Japanese who held him prisoner more than two years."


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