Group to Sgt Elizabeth Blasko, WAC
Group of for to Sergeant Elizabeth M. Blasko, Women’s Army Corps: Army Good Conduct Medal, slot brooch, hand-engraved “Elizabeth M./Blasko”, in its original 1944-dated Robbins box of issue with ribbon bar and lapel pin; WAC Medal, with ribbon bar and lapel pin, in its original 1946-dated box of issue by American Emblem; American Campaign Medal, boxed with ribbon bar; World War II Victory Medal, slot brooch, boxed with ribbon bar. With a pair of enlisted WAC collar discs (“US” and Pallas Athena) and a period ribbon bar (Good Conduct, American Campaign and Victory Medal). With some research.
Sgt Blasko was born in Pittsburgh in 1922 and enlisted from there in July 1943. A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette clipping referred to her as an “air-WAC”, who trained at Lowry Field, Colorado. Her service was entirely within the United States and she was separated in November 1945 from Fort Dix, New Jersey. She died in Los Angeles in September 1974 and is buried in the Los Angeles National Cemetery.