HONORED ON PANEL 22E, LINE 14 OF THE WALL

BLAINE WILSON LANDERS

WALL NAME

BLAINE W LANDERS

PANEL / LINE

22E/14

DATE OF BIRTH

05/29/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHOUC TUY

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/19/1967

HOME OF RECORD

KANSAS CITY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cass County

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BLAINE WILSON LANDERS
POSTED ON 7.18.2021
POSTED BY: Judy Long

Think of you and your sister often.

Back in the day before you left running around All the driveins.
Thank your for your sacrifice.
You were such a good guy!
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POSTED ON 3.4.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 Blaine Landers, Thank you for your service as an Armor Reconnaissance Specialist. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. For many of us, we have begun Lent. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.9.2019

Final Mission of SP4 Blaine W. Landers

Between June 8-27, 1967, Third Platoon, 919th Engineer Company, participated in search and destroy operations in support of Third Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, which took place in the jungles around Blackhorse Base Camp in Phouc Tuy Province, RVN. During the early morning hours of June 19, 1967, Third Platoon, while helping to secure the Command Post of the Third Squadron, came under an intense mortar and ground attack. The strike came from an estimated Viet Cong battalion. Due to their position on the perimeter, the Third Platoon bore the brunt of the ground assault. The "Red Devils” valiantly defended their ground, employing every weapon in their possession. When the smoke lifted and a search was conducted in the morning, over thirty-five enemy bodies were found in front of the Platoon’s position. During the action, SP5 William N. Scott and SP4 William J. Dillon were killed while returning intensive fire on the fanatical attackers. Both Engineers Scott and Dillon were posthumously awarded the Bronze Star medal for valor during the battle. Eight Blackhorse troopers from K Troop, 3/11, were also lost in the engagement. They included SP4 Raymond D. Crowder Jr., PFC Edward L. Fails Jr., SP4 Russell L. Filiberti, SP4 Blaine W. Landers, PFC Bobby L. Murphy, PFC Charles H. Richards Jr., SSG Wayne T. Schumacher, and PFC Leonard V. Tedesco. The Blackhorse troopers all fought bravely, and each received a Bronze Star medal for valor. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Unit History, 919th Engineer Company (Armored) 13 April 1966 - 31 December 1967 at vva.vietnam.ttu.edu]
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POSTED ON 6.19.2015
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 Blaine Wilson Landers, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 1.25.2015
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Blaine is buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.
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