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SP4 Edgar William Blankenship

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SP4 Edgar William Blankenship

Birth
Ohio, USA
Death
13 Mar 1968 (aged 20)
Vietnam
Burial
Arlington, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Plot
Section 9 Lot 855
Memorial ID
17402521 View Source

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Lewisburg, Ohio
Date of birth: Friday, 09/05/1947

MILITARY DATA
Service: Army (Selective Service)
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
ID No: 51799110
MOS: 11D20 Armor Reconnaissance Specialist
Length of Service: Between 1 and 2 years
Unit: F TROOP, 2ND SQUADRON, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: Sunday, 08/13/1967
Cas Date: Wednesday, 03/13/1968
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Long Khanh, South Vietnam

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Preble County Soldier Killed In Vietnam Battle, SP/4 Edgar Blankenship, 20, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Blankenship, 4735 Falls Rd.., Lewisburg, was killed at 1a.m. Wednesday, March 13, in Vietnam.

Official notification was received Friday by his parents. He was a victim of a heavy mortar attack on elements of Second Squadron 15 kilometers west of Xuan Loc. Edgar was killed and 8 were wounded in the attack. Blankenship was a member of F Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

A native of West Alexandria area, Blankenship graduated from West Alexandria High School in 1966, He was named a Star Farmer in the Future Farmers of America, and was active in 4-H Club activities for nine years. In 1966 he attended State Junior Leader Camp. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren in West Alexandria.

Survivors include his parents, Melvin and Margaret; a brother, Dale, and a sister, Janet Sue, both at home; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Marie Ott of Eaton, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Edna Blankenship of West Alexandria. Services are pending.

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Lewisburg, Ohio
Date of birth: Friday, 09/05/1947

MILITARY DATA
Service: Army (Selective Service)
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Specialist Four
ID No: 51799110
MOS: 11D20 Armor Reconnaissance Specialist
Length of Service: Between 1 and 2 years
Unit: F TROOP, 2ND SQUADRON, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY, USARV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: Sunday, 08/13/1967
Cas Date: Wednesday, 03/13/1968
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Long Khanh, South Vietnam

ON THE WALL: Panel 44E Line 032

www.11thcavnam.com

Preble County Soldier Killed In Vietnam Battle, SP/4 Edgar Blankenship, 20, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Blankenship, 4735 Falls Rd.., Lewisburg, was killed at 1a.m. Wednesday, March 13, in Vietnam.

Official notification was received Friday by his parents. He was a victim of a heavy mortar attack on elements of Second Squadron 15 kilometers west of Xuan Loc. Edgar was killed and 8 were wounded in the attack. Blankenship was a member of F Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment.

A native of West Alexandria area, Blankenship graduated from West Alexandria High School in 1966, He was named a Star Farmer in the Future Farmers of America, and was active in 4-H Club activities for nine years. In 1966 he attended State Junior Leader Camp. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren in West Alexandria.

Survivors include his parents, Melvin and Margaret; a brother, Dale, and a sister, Janet Sue, both at home; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Marie Ott of Eaton, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Edna Blankenship of West Alexandria. Services are pending.


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