THOMAS G BLAIR JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 3W, LINE 58 OF THE WALL

THOMAS GEORGE BLAIR JR

WALL NAME

THOMAS G BLAIR JR

PANEL / LINE

3W/58

DATE OF BIRTH

01/19/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

THUA THIEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/29/1971

HOME OF RECORD

SPRINGFIELD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Fairfax County

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS GEORGE BLAIR JR
POSTED ON 1.19.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Captain Thomas George Blair Jr., Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 4.1.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR CAPTAIN THOMAS BLAIR,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN INFANTRY UNIT COMMANDER. 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.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2016
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vetr

Silver Star Citation

Thomas George Blair , Jr.
Date of birth: January 19, 1947
Date of death: May 29, 1971
Place of Birth: Missouri, Cape Girardeau
Home of record: Springfield Virginia
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star


Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain (Infantry), [then First Lieutenant] Thomas George Blair, Jr., United States Army, for gallantry in action while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. First Lieutenant Blair distinguished himself on 24 May 1971 while serving as a Platoon Leader, Company A, 1st Battalion (Airmobile), 501st Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile), in Thua Thien Province, Republic of Vietnam. While leading a small patrol, Lieutenant Blair's element came under intense machine gun fire form an entrenched enemy weapons position. Lieutenant Blair immediately moved to the front of the element to direct fire on the enemy position and was then seriously wounded by enemy machine gun fire. Although he was very seriously wounded, Lieutenant Blair exposed himself and directed his element in the assault on the enemy position. Despite continuous automatic weapons fire, Lieutenant Blair repeatedly refused medical treatment and evacuation until is element had successfully silenced the enemy fire. First Lieutenant Blair's gallantry in action was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

General Orders: Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile), General Orders No. 7205 (June 24, 1971)

Action Date: May 24, 1971

Service: Army

Rank: Captain

Company: Company A

Battalion: 1st Battalion (Airmobile)

Regiment: 501st Infantry Regiment

Division: 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile)
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POSTED ON 5.29.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear Captain Thomas George Blair Jr, 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 5.29.2013
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS MOST HEROIC CAREER UNITED STATES ARMY OFFICER WHOSE NAME LIVETH FOREVER MORE


CAPTAIN



THOMAS GEORGE BLAIR JR.



was a distinguished graduate of the



VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE



in the Class of 1969



who served with



ALPHA COMPANY



1st BATTALION



501st INFANTRY REGIMENT



101st AIRBORNE DIISION



' THE SCREAMING EAGLES '



He was a posthumous recipient of the



SILVER STAR



BRONZE STAR with ' V ' for VALOR device



PURPLE HEART



AIR MEDAL



ARMY COMMENDATION MEDAL



NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL



VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL



REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL



and was entitled to wear the



COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE





THE PROUD YOUNG VALOR THAT ROSE ABOVE THE MORTAL



AND THEN, AT LAST, WAS MORTAL AFTER ALL





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN



NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





R E M E M B R A N C E





5 JANUARY 2011



30 JULY 1999

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