BILLY J BLACKSTEN
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HONORED ON PANEL 37E, LINE 18 OF THE WALL

BILLY JOE BLACKSTEN

WALL NAME

BILLY J BLACKSTEN

PANEL / LINE

37E/18

DATE OF BIRTH

02/01/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/04/1968

HOME OF RECORD

VERSAILLES

COUNTY OF RECORD

Morgan County

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BILLY JOE BLACKSTEN
POSTED ON 3.29.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LIEUTENANT BLACKSTEN,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. I DO NOT KNOW YOUR MOS, BUT YOU WERE ARMY. 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. TODAY IS VIETNAM VETERANS' MEMORIAL DAY - THANK YOU!
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POSTED ON 2.7.2017
POSTED BY: Lou Pumphrey

Remembering Lt. Blacksten 49 years after his death (Feb. 4, 1968)

He was wonderful man as the first remembrance indicated. As a non-com draftee, he was one of my many superiors in the officer ranks at the Lai Khe base camp of the First Infantry Division, but he also was more like a friend than a boss. I still am grieving after all these years and when I see his photo on this link, I tear up.He was a really great guy. Easy to get along with. He was just one of the guys, despite having a lieutenant's bar on his jungle fatigue shirt.
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POSTED ON 9.24.2016
POSTED BY: Larry Faloon

A wonderful man

I was with Billy for the last 6 months of my tour in LaiKhe Vietnam . I drove him to the aid station after we were attacked in Sept 67.That was his first purple heart. He was my commander but also we were friends. I remember how proud he was when he made First Lieutenant. He often spoke of wanting to be with the Engineers, but accepted his job with the PIO and did it well. I think of him almost every day and miss him dearly.
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POSTED ON 11.9.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Billy Joe Blacksten, 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
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POSTED ON 11.21.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Billy is buried at Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, MO. 44 PIO Det BSM-2OLC AM ARCOM PH
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