THOMAS W BLAKESLEE
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HONORED ON PANEL 37W, LINE 21 OF THE WALL

THOMAS WAYNE BLAKESLEE

WALL NAME

THOMAS W BLAKESLEE

PANEL / LINE

37W/21

DATE OF BIRTH

09/06/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/02/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MEDINA

COUNTY OF RECORD

Medina County

STATE

OH

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS WAYNE BLAKESLEE
POSTED ON 11.10.2002
POSTED BY: Donald Lytle

Thank You

As a fellow Buckeye, I say "THANK YOU"

As a Veteran, I say "JOB WELL DONE"

As an American, "YOUR DEATH WAS NOT IN VAIN"

And as a Believer, "YOUR SPIRIT IS ALIVE--AND STRONG"

Again, thank you for your courageous and valiant service, contribution, and most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours! ETERNAL PEACE MY FRIEND
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POSTED ON 4.12.2002
POSTED BY: Dennis Lusk

My friend "Blakes"

Tom and I met at Ft. Collins before the 5th shipped out. Tom was an alternate RTO and always traveled with my machine gun squad. We were pretty close and I have some pictures of him "in country." I remember that Tom was a gentle person and had a great deal of trouble with all the killing he saw. I was one of the few people he was comfortable sharing that with. It was Tom and I that discovered that on one op we had entered Laos. He carried an extra map and I had taught map reading. When we asked the Captain about it he denied it. Tom didn't buy it. When we flew back to A4 and crossed the river he asked the Capt about the lack of bomb craters on the west side. The Capt told him to face the front of the hook and shut up. Another of my closest friends, Mark Fusile, died the day after Tom. We were wounded by the same round, along with Col Little. When I went to the actual Wall, I found out that my assistant gunner, Joe Russo, was killed a few months later.
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POSTED ON 6.1.1999
POSTED BY: Bernie "Buck" Kean

My friend Tom

Tom was a good friend of mine and all in our platoon. It was a bad day for many of us as we lost many on that hill side. Iwill never forget him.
Always your friend Bernie "Buck" Kean 5th Div. Mech. D/1/11
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