Norfolk Businessman Dies

NORFOLK - The longtime owner of Norfolk Beverage Company has died. Gary Blinn passed away Wednesday evening following a brief illness. Blinn was a Nebraska native but his life took him around the world. In an author's bio on the web site, Blinn was a Vietnam veteran and served for two years in southeast Asia following his 1966 graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy. He was stationed at the Pentagon following his tour of duty. He was a graduate of Harvard Business School and a former international banker. Gary Blinn is survived by his wife, Diane, and son, Rob.