Previous Next

RONNIE BLAIR

  • Wall Name:RONNIE BLAIR
  • Date of Birth:5/4/1948
  • Date of Casualty:10/10/1968
  • Home of Record:ST MARYS
  • County of Record:AUGLAIZE COUNTY
  • State:OH
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SGT
  • Panel/Line:41W, 38
  • Casualty Province:HUA NGHIA

DONALD RAY BROOKS

  • Wall Name:DONALD R BROOKS
  • Date of Birth:9/30/1931
  • Date of Casualty:10/10/1968
  • Home of Record:DECATUR
  • County of Record:DEKALB COUNTY
  • State:GA
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:MAJ
  • Panel/Line:41W, 38
  • Casualty Province:NIHN THUAN

MILARD LUTHER E BLEDSOE


is honored on Panel 41W, Line 38 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

MILARD LUTHER E
BLEDSOE
SUBMIT PHOTOS
Leave a Remembrance

REMEMBRANCES

  • THANKS

    Posted on 4/8/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR STAFF SERGEANT BLEDSOE,
    I HOPE YOUR PHOTO GETS PUT HERE BECAUSE THIS WALL OF FACES REALLY NEEDS YOURS. THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE WITH THE AIR FORCE. I DO NOT KNOW YOUR MOS, BUT I READ YOU WERE FLIGHT CREW. IT HAS BEEN FAR TOO LONG FOR ALL OF YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE. MANY OF US HAVE BEGUN OUR JOURNEY TO EASTER. AND YOU ARE ALL IN OUR PRAYERS.
    MORE
  • Final Mission of SSGT Milard L.E. Bledsoe

    Posted on 3/19/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On October 10, 1968, a U.S. Air Force helicopter HH-43B Huskie (tail number 58-1845), callsign Pedro 44, assigned to Detachment 1, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron (38th ARRS) at Phan Rang Air Base in Ninh Thuan Province, RVN, was scrambled with the fire suppression kit (FSK) to standby for the emergency landing of a B-57. Pedro 44 entered a left-hand climbing turn over the airfield when it crashed and burned, killing all five crewmembers. The lost crew included pilots MAJ Donald R. Brooks and CAPT Von M. Liebernecht, and crewmen SSGT Milard L.E. Bledsoe, TSGT Angel Luna, and TSGT Emmett S. Orr. [Taken from wikipedia.org and vhpa.org]
    MORE
  • The Best of United States Air Force Fireman

    Posted on 11/10/13 - by Jonathan Buck
    I remember the night of Oct 10 1968. Of the 19 months this was truly the saddest day of the Viet Nam tour .The 2 Fireman who died in the crash were the highest quality that America had to offer . I often think of their families having to go on without them. They both will be remembered by their fellow fireman as the best of the best. I am so proud to have served with SSGT Bledsole and SSGT Orr
    MORE
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/3/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT Milard Luther E Bledsoe, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
    MORE
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/21/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Milard is buried at Mt Joy Cem, Cleveland, Blount Co,Al. AM
1 2

The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.