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1LT Michael Joseph Blassie

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1LT Michael Joseph Blassie

  • Birth 4 Apr 1948 Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Death 11 May 1972 Binh Phuoc, Vietnam
  • Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Sect. 85 Site 1
  • Memorial ID 4245

United States Air Force Vietnam Veteran. A 1970 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, he served in the Viet Nam War as a 1st Lieutenant the 8th Special Operations Squadron. He was shot down and killed while piloting his A-37B Dragonfly aircraft in the vicinity of An Loc, in South Vietnam. His remains were buried in Arlington National Cemetery's Tomb of The Unknowns as an unidentified soldier from the Vietnam War. After petitioning the United States Government for permission, his family had his body exhumed. DNA tests confirmed that the previously unknown soldier was, in fact, Michael Blassie.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 2 Jan 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4245
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Michael Joseph Blassie (4 Apr 1948–11 May 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4245, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .