Blackmond, Phillip Cornelius, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
67N20-UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 67N20, Troop F, 4th Cavalry (Airmobile)
Service Years
1970 - 1971

Specialist 4

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SGT James E. Reece, III (Team Leader, Vietnam Profiles) to remember Blackmond, Phillip Cornelius (Shorty), SP 4.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Louisburg, NC
Last Address
Louisburg, NC

Casualty Date
May 16, 1971
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Rocky Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery - Louisburg, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
03W 037

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry AssociationThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  1971, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1971, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
  1971, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Association
  2021, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Aviation BrigadeTroop F, 4th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1970-1971, 67N20, 1st Aviation Brigade
  1970-1971, 67N20, Troop F, 4th Cavalry (Airmobile)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jun 07, 2012, General Photos11
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified

Sp4 Phillip Cornelius Blackmond, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Louisburg, North Carolina. Sp4 Phillip Cornelius Blackmond was a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, SP4 Blackmond served our country until May 16th, 1971 in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Phillip died when his helicopter crashed. His body was recovered. Phillip was born on December 10th, 1950 in Louisburg, North Carolina. SP4 Blackmond is on panel 03W, line 037 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

Phillip was the youngest child of Mary Lou & James Alton Blackmond. He graduated from Bunn High School in 1969. He lived inland but he had a love for fishing especially deep-sea. He was a loving and caring man who had a daughter Kimberly Mario Woods born 1/11/69. Phillip was the horse for his nieces who used to ride on his back. The Blackmond Family. A Fine Young Man, and a friend.

I knew Philip before he went off to serve his country. He was my bus driver back in North Carolina. He dated my sister and I wish Philip could have lived to get old. He would have been an exceptional person. I still miss him. Clyde Woods, 1912 N. Union, Shawnee, OK 74804.

We lived and grew up together in the same community. We worked on the farm, helped each other, fished, rode bikes played ball. Once we got our drivers license we would go on double dates with our female friends. After High School we went different ways, I moved to New Jersey and Phillip was drafted in the Army. We still kept in touch and wrote often. In the last letter I received from Phillip, he said that when he finished his tour he come to New Jersey and stay for awhile. Unfortunately I received that letter the day after I heard of his death. It was a shock to me and after thirty seven years, he is still in my heart and mind. I thank God for allowing me to have him in my life, all be it a short time. An Everlasting Friend, Alphonza Harris, 10811 Seen Paths Rd. Spring Hope, North Carolina. 

He served with Foxtrot Troop, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Aviation Brigade, USARV.

He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Air Medal with Multiple Oak Leaf Clusters.
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