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Claude W Biehn

Keizer, Oregon

August 17, 2009

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
86 Army BGEN



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August 25, 2009

BGEN (ret) Claude W. Biehn passed away on Aug. 17, 2009. He was born on Nov. 15, 1922, in Klamath County, Ore., and enlisted in the National Guard at age 15. 

He was a World War II veteran of the North African, Sicily, Italian Campaigns and an Anzio Beachhead survivor. 

Claude continued on in the Oregon Army National Guard as a reservist and began working full time in 1958, becoming the director of operations, chief of army aviation, and chief of staff achieving the rank of brigadier general. H

e retired from the army in 1982 after serving more than 42 years, the last four at The Pentagon. 

He was a past president of the Keizer Rotary International Club. Claude was also an elder as well as an active member of Keizer Christian Church and served on various Disciples of Christ church boards at regional and national levels. 

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