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LCDR Cecil Edward “Red” Blount

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LCDR Cecil Edward “Red” Blount

  • Birth 17 Dec 1912 Roper, Washington County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 8 Jan 2009 Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Sec: 54, Site: 1248
  • Memorial ID 49124362

Lieutenant (Junior Grade) C. E. Blount, USN, was designated Naval Aviator (LTA) #6751 in 1940.

Cecil ("Red") received his congressional appointment to the U.S.Naval Academy from North Carolina. He graduated with the Class of 1935. Upon graduation, he served on the USS RANGER (CV-4) and then went to ComAirBatFor. In '38 he served on the FARRAGUT and then to NAS Lakehurst, NJ, for his LTA wings. In '40 he served on the TEXAS. In '42 blimp duty took him to Elizabeth City, Santa Ana, South Weymouth, and Trinidad. In '43 he went to the Naval War College. He then went to the Brisbane on Com 7th Fleet Staff and then CO of the CARTER HALL (LSD-3) for the Leyte Landing. He was in Pearl Harbor on Com14's staff - Exec of the OBERON and the WRANGEL. In '53 he went to San Juan, PR, on ComCarib staff.

LCDR Blount retired in '55 while stationed in Panama. In 1955 he relocated with his family to Corvallis, OR, to pursue a geology degree at Oregon State University. In the '60s and '70s he lived in Rhodesia, Congo, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada returning to Virginia in 1977. Three years ago he relocated to California to be closer to family.

LCDR Blount is survived by his first wife, Jeanne Robinson; sons, Dean and John; daughters, Myrna Tufono, Gail Souza (Robt), Sarah Davies, and Annaliese Moran (Frank).


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U.S. Navy, World War II Korea

Gravesite Details Interment on 10 March 2009

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  • Maintained by: Mike Weeks
  • Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
  • Added: 5 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49124362
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCDR Cecil Edward “Red” Blount (17 Dec 1912–8 Jan 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49124362, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Mike Weeks (contributor 47007652) .