Last updated 7/5/2007 at Noon
Claude Blanchard, 89, died on June 22 at University Retirement Community in Davis, CA, after a prolonged illness.
Claude was born September 6, 1917, to Dozelia and Felecie Blanchard in Loreauville, LA. He joined the Marine Corps at the age of 21 and fought in WWII and the Korean War while serving with the 2nd Marine Division; he retired from the Marine Corps in 1960 after 20 years of service. He was last stationed in Camp Pendleton and there he continued working through Civil Service as an electronics technician until his retirement in the early 1980s. He and his wife Emily settled and rai...