Blais, James, BGen

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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Primary MOS
9903-General Officer
Last MOSGroup
Specific Billet MOS
Primary Unit
1956-1957, 9903, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
Service Years
1936 - 1957
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Shellback Certificate
Officer_ Collar Insignia

Brigadier General


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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Cupertino, CA

Date of Passing
Oct 09, 2005
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Master Training Specialist French Fourragere USMC Retired Pin (20 Years)

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Shellback

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
BGen Blais retired from the USMC in 1957.  In his retirement, he worked for years for Lockheed and was the Chief Business Officer for Menlo School and College from 1973 to 1978.
Other Comments:
BGen Blais died at his home, Cupertino, on Oct. 9, 2005.  He was buried with full- military honors at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery (CA).
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1936, The Basic School (Quantico, VA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Marine Barracks4th Marine Regiment1st Marine Brigade1st Marine Division, I MEF
MARDET USS Hornet (CVS-12)USMC (United States Marine Corps)7th MABMCB Quantico, VA
9th Marine Regiment5th Marine RegimentHeadquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1936-1937, 0302, Marine Barracks Philadelphia, PA
  1937-1940, 0302, 4th Marine Regiment
  1940-1941, 0302, Marine Barracks Quantico, VA
  1941-1941, 0302, 1st Marine Brigade
  1941-1942, 0302, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
  1942-1942, 0302, MARDET USS Hornet (CVS-12)
  1943-1943, 0302, Infantry Training Center Camp Elliott, San Diego, CA
  1943-1945, 0302, 7th MAB
  1945-1948, 9905, Marine Corps Schools, Quantico, VA
  1948-1949, 0302, 9th Marine Regiment
  1949-1950, 9906, 5th Marine Regiment
  1950-1951, 9905, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1951-1954, 9905, Headquarters Marine Corps (HQMC)
  1955-1956, 9906, 5th Marine Regiment
  1956-1957, 9903, 1st Marine Division, I MEF
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1937-1939 China Service 1937-1939
  1937-1938 Defense of Shanghai International Settlement (China)
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo)
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Eastern Solomons (Stewart Island)
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 US Occupation of Japan
 Colleges Attended
University of OregonStanford University
  1932-1936, University of Oregon
  1950-1951, Stanford University
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