Samuel Blumenberg started as a firefighter in 1942 and in his 28-year career, he reached the rank of assistant fire chief at Hamilton Air Force Base. He was well-respected and liked by his colleagues. He was last seen on February 14, 1970, while working on a Hamilton base rescue vessel in San Pablo Bay with another member of their Civil Engineering Squadron. The weather was stormy and their bodies were recovered almost two weeks later.
Samuel J. Blumenberg
- Hamilton AFB
- February 14, 1970
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