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LCDR Cecil Edward "Red" Blount
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1912
Roper
Washington County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 8, 2009
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County
California, USA

Lieutenant (Junior Grade) C. E. Blount, USN, was designated Naval Aviator (LTA) #6751 in 1940.

Cecil ("Red") received his congressional appointment to the U.S.Naval Academy from North Carolina. He graduated with the Class of 1935. Upon graduation, he served on the USS RANGER (CV-4) and then went to ComAirBatFor. In '38 he served on the FARRAGUT and then to NAS Lakehurst, NJ, for his LTA wings. In '40 he served on the TEXAS. In '42 blimp duty took him to Elizabeth City, Santa Ana, South Weymouth, and Trinidad. In '43 he went to the Naval War College. He then went to the Brisbane on Com 7th Fleet Staff and then CO of the CARTER HALL (LSD-3) for the Leyte Landing. He was in Pearl Harbor on Com14's staff - Exec of the OBERON and the WRANGEL. In '53 he went to San Juan, PR, on ComCarib staff.

LCDR Blount retired in '55 while stationed in Panama. In 1955 he relocated with his family to Corvallis, OR, to pursue a geology degree at Oregon State University. In the '60s and '70s he lived in Rhodesia, Congo, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada returning to Virginia in 1977. Three years ago he relocated to California to be closer to family.

LCDR Blount is survived by his first wife, Jeanne Robinson; sons, Dean and John; daughters, Myrna Tufono, Gail Souza (Robt), Sarah Davies, and Annaliese Moran (Frank). 
 
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 Parents:
  William Alfred Blount (1862 - 1943)
  Frances Orde Woodley Blount (1875 - 1952)
 
 Siblings:
  Willie Alma Blount Blakeney (1906 - 1988)*
  Francis Oscar Blount (1910 - 1987)*
  Cecil Edward Blount (1912 - 2009)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

U.S. Navy, World War II Korea
 
Note: Interment on 10 March 2009
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec: 54, Site: 1248
 
Maintained by: Mike Weeks
Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Mar 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49124362
LCDR Cecil Edward Red Blount
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LCDR Cecil Edward Red Blount
Added by: Mike Weeks
 
LCDR Cecil Edward Red Blount
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 Added: Aug. 25, 2010
 
 
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