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 Ronald Lee Blacksten

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Ronald Lee Blacksten

  • Birth 20 May 1947 Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 13 Feb 1968 Quang Nam, Vietnam
  • Burial Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 31517336

Ron Blackston Was a young soldier I wrote to when he went to Vietnam. He was from Muncie Indiana. We was penpals. I had wrote him a letter back, the week he was killed in action. He also had a half brother that was serving there also. He was also killed in action.


But always have thought about this young man. My mother knew his mother, and worked together. You have always been very missed and loved. Rest in peace Ronnie. Glad we had a chance to get to know each other a little.

Surviving are his mother and step father, Mr. Mrs George Herron, His father and step mother, Mr mrs Donald Blacksten, A step sister Virginia Southard all of Muncie. A step Brother Rick Headley, US Marines Japan, and the Grand Parents, Mr. and Mrs Joe Davis, Muncie and mr. mrs Wayne Blacksten of Wilmington, N.C. Meeks Mortuary will announce the arrangements later.

Ronald Lee Blacksten
Private First Class
M CO, 3RD BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Muncie, Indiana
May 20, 1947 to February 13, 1968

Ronald Lee Blacksten
Private First Class

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Muncie, IN
Date of birth: 05/20/1947

MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Marine Corps
Grade at loss: E2
Rank: Private First Class
ID No: 2382253
MOS: 0311: RIFLEMAN
Length Service: 00
Unit: M CO, 3RD BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV, III MAF

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 11/28/1967
Incident Date: 02/13/1968
Casualty Date: 02/13/1968
Age at Loss: 20
Location: , South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/db/BlackstenRL01a.htm

Last Known Activity

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 13 Feb 1968 Mike 3/7 lost three men in a squad engagement 7 kilometers east-northeast of the Liberty Bridge:

Sgt Wayne J. Spare, Baltimore, MD;
Pfc Ronald L. Blacksten, Muncie, IN;
Pfc James D. Shaw, Birmingham, AL.


Comments/Citation
Vietnam Wall Panel coords 39E 017

Service # 2382253

Start of Tour 11/28/1967


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  • Created by: Linda J. Steele
  • Added: 18 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31517336
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ronald Lee Blacksten (20 May 1947–13 Feb 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31517336, citing Elm Ridge Memorial Park, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Linda J. Steele (contributor 46883912) .