John Blackburn
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John Blackburn

NAME

John Carl Blackburn

HOME OF RECORD

Auburn

DATE OF BIRTH

10/20/1946

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

Marine Corps

INDUCTION YEAR

1996

Biography

John Carl Blackburn served with the Marine Corps in Vietnam. Unable to adjust after his return home, John took his own life.

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR John Blackburn
POSTED ON 4.4.2020
POSTED BY: Robert Wuorenma

Rest in peace my Marine buddy!

I learned of your passing in about 2008 while in out patient treatment for PTSD at Seattle VA via a board post to find you. After 1975 or 76 you dropped off the grid! No computers or web in those days. We served in DaNang and made fast friends. We were both baseball nuts. You convinced me to stay a second tour and I did. So many memories. We both went home. I was at Pendleton and you were in Santa Monica. We had great times on weekends. I attended your wedding in 1968. I got married in Nov 1968. We both got discharged and lived with the demons! You and Linda and the kids came to Bellevue to visit and go camping and fishing a couple of times. Sweet times! Then you disppeared. Finally after all the years I found out via your brother. Wish you could have called me. I may have helped. Will miss you more than any of my 30 year fellow cop buddies!
Semper Fi my friend! You were a great friend and Marine!
Bob Wuorenma Sgt. USMC 1964-68


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POSTED ON 12.12.2019
POSTED BY: Mary DeWitt

For his family and friends

John C. Blackburn was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Blackburn, of Auburn CA. He graduated from Placer High School in 1964, and enlisted in the Marine Corps. Following a 19-month tour of duty in Vietnam, he served with the Inspector-Instructor staff at Santa Monica.
John Blackburn died on December 17, 1988. He is buried at Holly Hill Memorial Park, in Clay County FL.
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POSTED ON 7.9.2015

In Memory

John Carl Blackburn served with the Marine Corps in Vietnam. Unable to adjust after his return home, John took his own life.
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