James Arthur Blackmon
Corporal
D CO, 1ST BN, 11TH INFANTRY, 5TH INF DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
New York, New York
February 22, 1950 to May 10, 1970
JAMES A BLACKMON is on the Wall at Panel W10, Line 10

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D Company, 1-11 Infantry relinquished responsibility for the security of FSB Fuller to the 2nd ARVN Regt, and departed FSB Fuller by foot. While enroute to the Khe Gio Bridge, sporadic 120mm and small arms sniper fire was received. Six (6) men were killed when the military aircraft was fired upon by a hostile enemy and it crashed and burned while attempting the evacuation of wounded soldiers near the DMZ. Lt Schmitz was the pilot. The men were:

CPL James A Blackmon was survived by his parents, Mr and Mrs Leander Blackmon, Sumner Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. Burial location unknown.

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