Bryan, Blackshear Morrison, Jr., MAJ

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1954 - 1967



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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Washington, D.C.
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Sep 22, 1967
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Phuoc Tuy (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
U.S. Military Academy West Point Post Cemetery - West Point, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
26E 111

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Senior)

 Unit Assignments
US Air ForceArmy Garrisons210th Combat Aviation Battalion12th Aviation Group
1st Aviation Brigade
  1954-1963, US Air Force
  1963-1964, Army Garrison Fort Eustis, VA
  1966-1967, 1981, 210th Combat Aviation Battalion
  1966-1967, 1981, 12th Aviation Group
  1966-1967, 1981, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1950-1954, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Major Blackshear Bryan graduated from the USMA in 1954 and served with the U.S. Air Force as a fighter pilot. After flight school, he qualified as an F-86D pilot and then joined the 323rd Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Truax AFB, Wisconsin. He served in Japan and West Germany.

In 1963, he transferred to the U.S. Army and was assigned to the Transportation Corps. There, he completed flight transition and was ordered to the Army Transportation Research and Engineering Command at Fort Eustis, Virginia.

He began his service in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot 30 December 1966. In 1967, as he was rounding out his tour, he was killed in a crash during a U-21A training mission at Vung Tau, Phuoc Tuy Province, RVN, rolling over on a go around.

He was cited for heroism twice during his tour.

Major Bryan was interred in United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, Plot: Section XVIII Site 23.

Note: His father was Lt. General Blackshear M. Bryan, USA.See Notes
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