SGT Blair William Emery

SGT Blair William Emery

Birth
Lincoln, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Death 30 Nov 2007 (aged 24)
Iraq
Burial Lee, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 23227972 View Source
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Sgt. Blair William Emery of Lee, Maine always had a strong sense of right and wrong that asserted itself when he was only 3 or 4 years old. That's around the time he stopped his family from picking apples from a neighbor's tree because of a "no trespassing" sign. In 2002, as a left handed pitcher, he won the baseball game that made Lee the Eastern Maine champions. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping. He was on his second tour of duty in Iraq. His ambition was to serve as a police officer after his Army service was done. He enlisted in the Army in October of 2002, completing Initial Entry Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and reported to Fort Lewis in April of 2003. He was assigned to 571st Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion upon his arrival at Fort Lewis. His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Overseas Service Ribbon. In March 2007, he suffered a concussion and an injured hip from another IED blast, and he was hit by a bullet fragment while he was standing in his vehicle's turret in another incident. Blair was supposed to come home in October 2007. Instead, his tour was extended by another three months. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Cpl. Earl W. Emery. He died when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Baqubah at age 24.

Army
571st Military Police Company
97th Military Police Battalion
18th Military Police Brigade
Fort Lewis, Wash