Blithe was born in 1923 and grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs.
After completing his schooling (in High School), he decides to volunteer
in the Army in early 1942. He will then volunteer in the paratroopers
and then trains in the Easy Company at Camp Toccoa, where he successfully
completes his "basic training".
Wounded in June 1944 in Normandy, Albert Blithe died in a hospital
in Germany after a malaise in Belgium in 1967. He is buried at the
American Military Cemetery in Arlington, Pennsylvania.
"Band of Brothers", it is reported that Albert
Blithe died in 1948 because of his 1944 wounds, but in truth his
brothers in arms, not having heard from him, just thought he died
three years after the end of the war in Europe.
character of Albert Blithe is interpreted in the film Band of
Brothers - Brothers in Arms by the actor Marc Warren (picture