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Maj Roy James Blakeley

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Maj Roy James Blakeley Veteran

Birth
Wink, Winkler County, Texas, USA
Death
22 Jul 1965 (aged 36)
Vietnam
Burial
Rotan, Fisher County, Texas, USA Add to Map
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Major Blakely, son of James Louis and Violet Blakeley, was a graduate of the University of Arkansas (1952). He died in Quang Tin, South Vietnam, while trying to land his F-104, which had been damaged by hostile action, at the Chu Lai Airfield. He served in the 13th Air Force, 436h Tactical Fighter Squadron. Posthumously promoted to Major, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart. Also the recipient of the Air Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon.

He left a wife and three children. His name is located on Panel 2E, Row 42 of the Vietnam Memorial
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Submitted by Find A Grave contributor Clara SoRelle Perry:
Roy was married to Johnnye Ashton on June 14, 1953 in Rotan, Texas.
They had 3 children. Larry, Karen and Shannon
Major Blakely, son of James Louis and Violet Blakeley, was a graduate of the University of Arkansas (1952). He died in Quang Tin, South Vietnam, while trying to land his F-104, which had been damaged by hostile action, at the Chu Lai Airfield. He served in the 13th Air Force, 436h Tactical Fighter Squadron. Posthumously promoted to Major, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart. Also the recipient of the Air Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon.

He left a wife and three children. His name is located on Panel 2E, Row 42 of the Vietnam Memorial
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Submitted by Find A Grave contributor Clara SoRelle Perry:
Roy was married to Johnnye Ashton on June 14, 1953 in Rotan, Texas.
They had 3 children. Larry, Karen and Shannon

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TEXAS
MAJ US AIR FORCE
VIETNAM



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