1946 Sightseer

This rare 1946 Sightseer was donated to our organization by Cathy McConnell, the daughter of the late Ralph L. Blankenbecler, who died in 1988, but who served as a Staff Sergeant and squad leader for Company I of the 20th Infantry regiment, during the New Guinea and Luzon, the Philippines, campaign against Japan.  Among his many decorations during the war, he was awarded three Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device for valor.