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Major General Albert H. Blanding delivering diplomas to graduating class at the Signal Corps School.
, M87-46, Box 1, FF15
Albert H. Blanding was born in Iowa in 1876 and moved to Florida at the age of two. In 1899 he was commissioned Captain in the Florida National Guard. He became the ranking National Guard officer, commanding the Second Florida Infantry in the Mexican Punitive Expedition of 1916-17. Colonel Blanding commanded several brigades as a brigadier general in World War I. He was later appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as Chief of the National Guard to head the War Department's National Guard Bureau in Washington. Camp Blanding, located near Starke, was named in his honor. He retired in 1940 after 41 years of military service with the rank of Honorary Lieutenant General and served on the State Selective Service Board during World War II. Albert H. Blanding died on December 26, 1970.
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Major General Albert H. Blanding delivering diplomas to graduating class at the Signal Corps School. 1939. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/340001>, accessed 1 December 2023.
Major General Albert H. Blanding delivering diplomas to graduating class at the Signal Corps School. 1939. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/340001>