|Birth: ||Nov. 8, 1986|
|Death: ||Mar. 10, 2012|
Of St Tamany LA. He was a machine gunner assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, stationed at Camp Lejeune NC. He joined the Marine Corps in November 2007 and was promoted to the rank of corporal in March 2011. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from May to September 2009 and again from January to August 2011. His awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan.
He is survived by his mother; his brother and sister-in-law; his wife and stepdaughter; one grandfather and one grandmother; two nephews; one niece; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, James B Blankenship; his grandmother, Myrtle Blankenship; his grandfather, William DeWalt; and two Marines that he referred to as his brothers, Kyle Schnieder and John Taylor.
Visitation and funeral services were held at Honaker Funeral Home, Slidell, LA on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. Burial at Arlington National Cemetery was April 3, 2012.
James Barkley Blankenship (1960 - 2009)
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 60 Site 9950
Created by: A Horan
Record added: Apr 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88035251