TIMOTHY M BLAKE
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HONORED ON PANEL 3E, LINE 52 OF THE WALL

TIMOTHY MORGAN BLAKE

WALL NAME

TIMOTHY M BLAKE

PANEL / LINE

3E/52

DATE OF BIRTH

08/20/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/15/1965

HOME OF RECORD

CHARLESTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Kanawha County

STATE

WV

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

2LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR TIMOTHY MORGAN BLAKE
POSTED ON 5.27.2024
POSTED BY: Virginia Scally

Every day, remembering Tim.

I spent time at Purdue University with Tim and my future husband’s brother, Jon Walton. We had a 4:30 class three days a week in the same building so mid afternoon we’d meet at the Student Union and drink cokes together before our classes. Tim was always a happy, soft spoken, polite Southerner. We laughed a lot together and enjoyed being together.

Tim went right into the Army after graduation. He came back to Indiana to be in my wedding to Tom Walton. He was learning to fly a helicopter.

We continued to write letters and postcards to each other. Phone calls were too expensive! Then the letter came saying he was shipping out for Vietnam.

The next postcard we got said he had been shot down in a rice field, but added he survived-nothing for us to worry about. Oh dear, I was worried!

Next, I sent him the birth announcement that Anne Louise was born and he was an “uncle”! Anne was born October 19 and Tim’s father called telling us he had died in Vietnam. Anne was so small and Tom was in school so we were unable to go to Tim’s funeral.

At the end of that year, 1965, a beautiful silver bowl arrived with Anne’s name and birthday- and Uncle Tim. Tim’s parents got his personal items and saw the letter in them telling them about Anne’s birth and thT he was an uncle.

I will soon be 80 years old. There has never been a day in my life that I have not thought about my beautiful friend Tim. He was taken too soon from us, but he will always be in our hearts.
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POSTED ON 9.3.2022
POSTED BY: PLTLDR Bravo

I walked in front of Tim 1-2 minutes prior to us starting our final assault of the day. 11/14/65

I never knew Tim Blake. I saw him alive once momentarily 2-3 minutes prior to him and 3 others near him being killed by fierce enemy fire. I noted him particularly due to his slight build and was shocked to learn later that he had died in a devastating volley of enemy small arms fire. I was told he passed away immediately after being hit. I learned he was from WVA and I was from Pittsburgh, 30 minutes away. Thus, I never forgot seeing him. EVERY fellow Artillery Forward Observer assigned to my unit informed me Tim was probably the best in their Artillery Batallion. Tim, I will see you on the other side. I'm sorry you never were to realize your youthful hopes and dreams. Garryowen, Sir!!
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POSTED ON 8.20.2022
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm Proud of Our Vietnam Veterans

Second Lieutenant Timothy Morgan Blake, Served with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 21st Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army Vietnam. Montani Semper Liberi !
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POSTED ON 8.15.2022
POSTED BY: Morgan

Remembered Today

My grandfather was good friends with Timothy Morgan Blake and attended Purdue University with him. He is still remembered and honored today through my dad and me. My dad’s name is Timothy and my name is Morgan (both in honor to him). I hope to have a child in the future and name him Blake.
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POSTED ON 12.7.2021
POSTED BY: Josh N

you are remembered always

I am from Logan WV, not too far from Charleston. I just want to say you brought honor to our country and to our great state.
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