Edgar William BlankenshipSpecialist Four
F TRP, 2ND SQDN, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY, USARV
Army of the United States
05 September 1947 - 13 March 1968
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The database page for Edgar William Blankenship
My name is Richard (Rick) Schmidt. I grew up with Edgar in West Alexandria, Ohio. We were in the same class in school and were in FFA together, all Edgar wanted to do was be a farmer and raise ponies, and of course a family.
I am only two days older than him, grew up with him, and was in the Navy, stationed at the Small Craft Repair Facility, Da Nang, Viet Nam. I had the very unpleasant experience of reading of Edgar's death in the "Stars and Stripes". Edgar is not the only friend I lost over there but he is the only childhood friend that did.
As I said, we were in the same class and the only ones who were sent to the Nam.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 09/08/2004