Tribute to First Lieutnant John B BLANTON Jr (ASN O-1313709)
(October 28, 1918 - January 16, 1945)
Son of John Beverley BLANTON & Lucille BAKER-BLANTON, John Beverley BLANTON Jr was born on October 28, 1918 in Richmond City, Virginia. He was enrolled on June 17, 1942 and entered service at Richmond, Virginia. He received ASN 33125908 before joining an Officer's Candidate School where he was graduated 1st Lieutenant with ASN O-1313709. He was sent to Camp MacKall, North Carolina where is was assigned to HQ&HQ/193rd GIR.
1st Lt BLANTON was severely wounded in action in Belgium, on January 1945 and died on January 16, at the age of 26 years-old. His body returned stateside and he is now permanently buried at Oakwood Cemetery of Richmond, Richmond County, Virginia.
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