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William A. Blair
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Birth: May 4, 1949, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 2007, USA

Age 57

Son of Alice Marie Blair and Archie Blair.

Husband of Donna A. Blair.

Father of Aaron C. Blair and Jamie D. Reed.

He served his country proudly in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War, where he spent 18 months in the country.

Upon discharge from the Marines, he went to work for General Food of Dover where he spent the next 20 years. He started out as a janitor and worked his way up to a senior supervisor.

Mr. Blair was also a member of the Delaware Air Force Reserves. Mr. Blair was the security manager for the Dover Air Force Base. To this day, he is still the highest decorated officer at the air base.

He had 33 Air Medals, five Bronze Stars, and numerous Purple Hearts which he had denied. He believed many other soldiers deserved those Purple Hearts over himself.

Mr. Blair was a diehard Marine. He lived and modeled his life after the Marine Corps values. Honor and integrity were the foundations of his life, as well as God and country. His word was his bond, and you could take his word to the bank. He was never afraid to approach his commanders and tell them they were wrong and that they needed to apologize to their men, and oftentimes they would. He never backed down, and even got denied promotions, because he stuck to his beliefs and values.

He always saw both sides of a conflict. When approached to remedy a situation, he would ask, "What"s the point," "Will this be good enough," "What are you prepared to do about it, to resolve this problem," and "Are you part of the problem, or part of the solution."

In his spare time, Mr. Blair enjoyed going to auctions, and hunting. He enjoyed studying history, especially the history of the Constitution, and political issues. He was a firm believer of the Constitution and the ideas and values associated with the Constitution and this country. He believed in keeping God in the Constitution and "In God We Trust." Mr. Blair was a member of the NRA, and the Disabled American Veterans.

Mr. Blair will be remembered as a man of honor, integrity, and honesty. His love of the Marine Corps, God, country, and family were second to none, and he will be missed dearly by his loving family. 
 
Burial:
Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Millsboro
Sussex County
Delaware, USA
 
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Feb 27, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18089755
William A. Blair
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William A. Blair
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