Blanchette, Guy Andre, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
13A20-Field Artillery Basic
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 13A20, A Battery, 3rd Howitzer Battalion, 197th Artillery
Service Years
1966 - 1969

Sergeant


One Service Stripe



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Manchester, NH
Last Address
Manchester, NH

Casualty Date
Aug 26, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mount Calvary Cemetery - Manchester, New Hampshire
Wall/Plot Coordinates
19W 117 / Section A Lot 118

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd Howitzer Battalion, 197th Artillery23rd Artillery Group
  1968-1969, 13A20, A Battery, 3rd Howitzer Battalion, 197th Artillery
  1968-1969, 13A20, 23rd Artillery Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
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Last Known Activity

Sgt. Blanchette was a New Hamlshire National Guardsman called up to serve in South Vietnam. Only a few days before they were to return home, he and four others were killed when their 5 ton truck hit a land mine on Hwy. 13, known as "Thunder Road", about 32 miles from Saigon. Some 2,000 mourners attended their joint funeral in Manchester. City officials called it "the saddest place, the saddest day in the City's history".
   
Comments/Citation
Adam Deveney Vietnam Veteran - Captain, USMCR., The 25th, Anniversary, of the Vietnam, Veteran's Memorial, will be held, in Washington, DC., on November 10, 2007. I will be reading, Sgt., Blanchette's name, at 10:16, am., in remembrance. SEMPER FI! Oct 19, 2007

ANONYMOUS AND GRATEFUL. SO YOUNG! SO BRAVE! HOW, CAN IT BE, THAT, SOMEONE SO YOUNG, CAN, GIVE THEIR LIFE, FOR OUR COUNTRY AND SO FEW, ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR SACRIFICE. SOME, OF US CARE. THANK YOU, SEEMS SO INADEQUATE, BUT IT'S, ALL I HAVE. Thursday, June 29, 2006

Encinitas, California, United States, of America For SGT/E-5, Guy Blanchette and all those, who knew him and loved him, I just want to say, thank you, for your dedication and sacrifice! Please know, that you have, not been forgotten and always, will hold a special place, in my heart! It would have been nice, to have known, you, as a person and I greatly, appreciate your service! I just wish, you, did not, have to pay, so high, a price! You forever will, be a hero, in my eyes, Friday, November 30, 2001
   
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