JAMES W BLAKE
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 91 OF THE WALL

JAMES WILLIAM BLAKE

WALL NAME

JAMES W BLAKE

PANEL / LINE

20W/91

DATE OF BIRTH

08/16/1949

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/03/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SANDUSKY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Erie County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JAMES WILLIAM BLAKE
POSTED ON 1.14.2024

Final Mission of PFC James W. Blake

Operation Durham Peak (July 20 – August 13, 1969) was a 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) 21st and 37th Ranger Battalions search and clear operation in Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces, RVN. The operation took place in Antenna Valley and the Que Son Mountains. Enemy forces were filtering into this area after the carnage inflicted on them at Goi Noi and Dodge City during Operation Pipestone Canyon. On August 3rd, M Company, 3/5 Marines were patrolling near the crest of Hill 953, a peak located 14 kilometers (8.4 miles) southeast of An Hoa, when elements of 3rd Platoon were ambushed by an estimated reinforced squad of North Vietnamese Army (NVA) soldiers firing small arms and tossing Chicom grenades. Two Marines, rifleman PFC James W. Blake and machine gunner PFC Carl E. Morgan, were killed in the attack. Pinned down, 2nd Platoon moved to support 3rd Platoon, maneuvering along their right flank when a third Marine, machine gunner CPL Lawrence A. Hayes, was killed by enemy fire. The Company assaulted the enemy position and killed five NVA. Five enemy rifles (AK-47’s) were captured. Fourteen other Marines were wounded, ten requiring evacuation. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Significant Events III MAF (III Marine Amphibious Force), August 1969” at ttu.edu; also, information provided by Tim Summers (December 2020) at vvmf.org]
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POSTED ON 12.24.2023
POSTED BY: Louise Brown, noe Hull

not forgotten

I wrote vienam vets while in high school as a way a girl could then do her duty. Jim was one of those I got to "know" UT never got to meet. I think of him often.
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POSTED ON 8.5.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

73

Never forgotten.

Semper Fi, Marine
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POSTED ON 9.10.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever....
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POSTED ON 8.11.2021
POSTED BY: ANON

Never Forgotten

Semper Fi, Marine
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