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PersonID19700440
NameBlassie, Michael Joseph
BranchUSAF
RankFirst Lieutenant
Graduation1970
KIA Date5/11/1972
SquadronCS 27
Home TownSt Louis
Home StateMO
High SchoolSt. Louis University High School
High School ActivitiesSoccer, Track, Tennis, Scouts
Post High School
Academy ExperiencesSoccer, Tennis
Academic Degree MajorBS, Psychology - USAFA
Active Duty AssignmentsPilot Training, Pilot A-37
KIA ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationA-37 Dragonfly, 8th Special Operations Squadron, 377 ABW, Bien Hoa AB, RVN
Killed In Action MissionA-37 aircraft struck by intense ground fire over An Loc City, SVN. Aircraft crashed.
Next of KinMr & Mrs George C Blassie (parents)
Burial SiteJefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis County, MO
MIA Information
Aeronautical Speciality RatingPilot
Notable Decoration AwardsSilver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal(5), Purple Heart
CommentsOriginally buried in the Tomb of the Unknowns: 1984-1998 (see newspaper articles)
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