I have the E Company rosters for 12 and 27 Sept. Blithe appears on neither. He also does not appear on the 506th PIR Arrowhead Award roster for Market-Garden.
After he was SWA in Normandy, he was returned ZOI and never returned to Easy. Not sure about the Dutch lanyard, but many guys wore them as a unit award vice personal one. That would explain why he wore it.
I can't see the docs you have posted because of web filters on this pc.
But I'll quote you, original documents don't and can't lie (which by the way, if you had any experience with the American military, you'd understand how ridiculous that statement is).
Bill Guarnere and Joe Lesniewski told me that when Blithe was shot in the shoulder and evac'ed, he never returned to Easy Company. That is why the mini-series got it wrong. The men all believed he had DOW because he never came back.
Say what you want, but there is no humanly way possible for Albert to have recovered from his wounding in time to return to Easy in time for Holland. Joe Lesniewski told me that the hole in Albert's shoulder was big enough to put your fist in and that the shoulder blade was shattered. It would be physically impossible for him to recover in a two month period to make the jump into Holland.
You are making a lot of assupmtions that have no basis in reality.
Lastly, take a look at Peter van der Waal's website. He did a bang up job writing about Albert's career.http://members.chello.nl/~p.vandewal/bl ... engels.htm