MICHAEL J BLASSIE
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HONORED ON PANEL 1W, LINE 23 OF THE WALL

MICHAEL JOSEPH BLASSIE

WALL NAME

MICHAEL J BLASSIE

PANEL / LINE

1W/23

DATE OF BIRTH

04/04/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH LONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/11/1972

HOME OF RECORD

ST LOUIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

St. Louis City

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

1LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MICHAEL JOSEPH BLASSIE
POSTED ON 11.11.2011

On Silver Wings

On Silver Wings
They Flew The Skies
These Brave Young Men
Who Fought And Died
When Duty Called
They Went So Brave
Now Families Mourn
Beside Their Grave
Who Can Forget
What Courage They Had
Some Have,Some Did
And That's So Sad
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POSTED ON 12.2.2009
POSTED BY: Col. John Marshall, USAF(Ret)

Squadronmate and a Friend

I flew A-37B's with Mike in the 8th SOS, a great pilot and a good guy. He was shot down at An Loc trying to keep the NVA from overrunning the town and it's defenders. Three aircraft were lost there that few days, Mike's A-37, a USAF 0-2, and a VNAF A-1. The NVA did not take the town! You are not forgotten....

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POSTED ON 10.20.2007
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE SILVER STAR TO THIS LOST HERO OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE


1st LIEUTENANT

MICHAEL JOSEPH BLASSIE

8th SPECIAL OPERATIONS SQUADRON

377th AIR BASE WING

7th AIR FORCE

CITATION FOR POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF

THE SILVER STAR

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Michael Joseph Blassie (490-52-6882), First Lieutenant, United States Air Force, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against a hostile force during an air mission in the Republic of Vietnam. First Lieutenant Blassie distinguished himself by intrepid actions while serving with 8th Special Operations Squadron, 377th Air Base Wing, 7th Air Force. His unquestionable valor in close combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 7th Air Force, and the United States Air Force.





- CITIUS - ALTIUS - FORTIUS -





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE





18 June 2001



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POSTED ON 5.11.2005
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932

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POSTED ON 12.4.2004
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Michael is buried at Jefferson Barracks Nat Cem.
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