MICHAEL J BLANSCET
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HONORED ON PANEL 9W, LINE 18 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL JOHN BLANSCET

WALL NAME

MICHAEL J BLANSCET

PANEL / LINE

9W/18

DATE OF BIRTH

12/03/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PHUOC LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/06/1970

HOME OF RECORD

MERRIAM

COUNTY OF RECORD

Johnson County

STATE

KS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL JOHN BLANSCET
POSTED ON 12.27.2009
POSTED BY: Randy Dunham

Field Artillery OCS Class 42B-67 Fort Sill Oklahoma

Field Artillery OCS Class 42B-67  Fort Sill Oklahoma
CPT Blanscet served with Battery E, 82nd Artillery (Aviation), 1st Cavalry Division as an OH-6A Helicopter Pilot.
On 17 May 1970 he was flying a Scout mission as the “Low Bird” on a “Hunter-Killer” Team. He was flying low level at about 100 to 150 feet above the trees and went into a right hand turn. The aircraft lost airspeed in the turn, started spinning to the right after completing a 180 degree turn and crashed into the trees. CPT Blanscet had sensed something wrong a few minutes before the incident. He had instructed the door gunner to remove the inspection panel the next time the aircraft landed to check the tail rotor drive-shaft.
CPT Blanscet died twenty days later from injuries sustained in the crash.
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POSTED ON 11.13.2004
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Michael is buried at Ft Leavenworth Nat Cem.
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POSTED ON 2.11.2004

To my brother

I miss you.
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