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PFC Ben D Blackmon
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Birth: Apr. 17, 1921
Kansas, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 1944, France

Ben D. Blackmon, son of Ben and Lula E. Blackmon, was born in Kansas on April 17, 1921. He had two sisters, Lucille 2 years older and Elizabeth one year younger. By April 1930 the U.S. Federal Census recorded the family living in Prairie Township (Boone County) Arkansas.
Pfc Ben D. Blackmon was a member of Company C, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. He parachuted into Normandy early in the morning of D-Day, June 6, 1944 and was involved in heavy hedgerow fighting from that point forward.
He was killed in action on July 15, 1944 in Normandy, France.
The fact that Pfc Blackmon's remains were repatriated and laid to rest in Tennessee may have been due to the fact that his mother was a native of that same state. 
Knoxville National Cemetery
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: B, 6274
Created by: Dick ODonnell
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 2966784
PFC Ben D Blackmon
Added by: Dick ODonnell
PFC Ben D Blackmon
Added by: Judi Peery
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- Nella Jean
 Added: Mar. 10, 2012
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Feb. 28, 2011
Ben, I honor you today for your courage and your love for your country. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.
- Jill
 Added: Apr. 25, 2010
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