Blackburn, David Ray, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery (1957-1968)
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 1981, HHB, Division Artillery (DIVARTY) 9th Infantry Division
Service Years
1965 - 1967

Field Artillery (1957-1968)

First Lieutenant


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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Cocoa Beach, FL
Last Address
Cocoa Beach, FL

Casualty Date
Nov 28, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Dinh Tuong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Logan National Cemetery - Denver, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
30E,100 / Section R Site 745

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Division Artillery (DIVARTY) 9th Infantry DivisionUS Army Vietnam (USARV)
  1967-1967, 1981, HHB, Division Artillery (DIVARTY) 9th Infantry Division
  1967-1967, 1981, Army Headquarters Area Command (USARV)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
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  Field Artillery OCS Class 14-66 Fort Sill Oklahoma
Posted for: DAVID RAY BLACKBURN:
 
1LT Blackburn was the pilot of an OH-23G (Raven) Helicopter that was shot down while performing an aerial observation mission for Division Artillery, 9th Infantry Division. 1LT Edward R. Naylor Jr., a graduate of Field Artillery OCS Class 15-66 was the artillery observer on the mission and was also killed in the incident.
Posted by: Randy Dunham
Email: faocsalumni@sbcglobal.net
Relationship: Field Artillery OCS Alumni
Monday, August 17, 2009

 
  DAVID RAY BLACKBURN
Posted for: DAVID RAY BLACKBURN:
As the Robert E. Lee High School Class of 1962 held its 40-Year Reunion on June 21-22, 2002, we learned of your service to our country, Dave, and of your ultimate sacrifice. We stand in honor and appreciation of you as a friend, a classmate, and as a soldier whose service and sacrifice for the freedoms we have continued to enjoy will not be forgotten. The Class of '62 will remember you always, Dave. With fond memories, Elaine Hicks LeBosquet
Posted by: E.H. LeBosquet
Email:
Relationship: We were high school classmates
Monday, June 24, 2002
  OCS Classmates
Posted for: DAVID RAY BLACKBURN:
Dave and I were classmates at OCS. We then stayed at Ft Sill waiting for flight school acceptance. he made it I did not. He was a good friend. I have visited the wall and said hello on several occasions. A rubbing of his name is framed in my office.
Posted by: LTC Ned Matich, USa (Ret)
Email: nedmatich@comcast.net
Relationship: We served together
Saturday, June 2, 2007
  OCS CLASS MATE
Posted for: DAVID RAY BLACKBURN:
DAVID AND I WERE OCS CLASSMATES. MY WIFE MARIAN AND OLDEST DAUGHTER LAURIE HAD A HOUSE IN LAWTON WHILE WE WERE IN OCS. DAVID WOULD SOMETIMES STAY OVERNIGHT WHEN WE COULD GET PASSES. DAVID HAD A DATSON FIRELADY SPORTS CAR. IT WAS FUN TO RIDE IN. I THINK OF HIM OFTEN AND WILL NEVER FORGET HIM. DAVID WAS A GREAT FRIEND. I HAVE BEEN TO THE WALL TWICE. ON MY FIRST TRIP I LEFT DAVID'S CALLING CARD FROM OCS AT THE BASE OF THE PANEL WHICH BEARS HIS NAME. I HAVE FOUND OUT RECENTLY THAT HE IS BURIED IN DENVER, CO. SINCE I LIVE IN COLO. SPRINGS. CO. I HOPE TO VISIT HIS GRAVESITE SOON.
Posted by: ERROL PAIGE LANIER
Email: PAIGERMM@MSN.COM
Relationship: We served together
Sunday, June 3, 2007

 
   
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