DOUGLAS R BLODGETT
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HONORED ON PANEL 50E, LINE 44 OF THE WALL

DOUGLAS RANDOLPH BLODGETT

WALL NAME

DOUGLAS R BLODGETT

PANEL / LINE

50E/44

DATE OF BIRTH

05/01/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/19/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ALEXANDRIA

COUNTY OF RECORD

City Of Alexandria

STATE

VA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SSGT

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STATUS

MIA

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POSTED ON 5.5.2019
POSTED BY: kr

SFC Douglas Randolph Blodgett - - Update from DPAA (MIA Status)

According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) website at the below link, the MIA status of SFC Douglas R. Blodgett is ACTIVE PURSUIT:

https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt0000000BTOZEA4

As of the latest DPAA update (22 February 2019), SFC Blodgett is one of 1,589 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War. Of Alexandria, Virginia's 68 Vietnam War Fallen Heroes, he is one of 7 men still MIA.

https://www.dpaa.mil/portals/85/Documents/VietnamAccounting/2019_stats/Statistics%20as%20of%20February%2022,%202019.pdf

On the date of his loss, 19 April 1968, SP4 Blodgett was one of the crewman on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter from Company A, 228th Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter), 11th Aviation Group, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) providing air logistical re-supply to units of the 1st Cav Div at "Landing Zone Tiger" in the A Shau Valley, Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam. The CH-47 crashed after coming under intense ground fire by enemy forces. The pilot and co-pilot were able to escape. Crewmembers Douglas Blodgett, William R. Dennis and Jesus A. Gonzalez all perished in the crash and their remains were not recovered. While in MIA status, SP4 Blodgett received promotions in absentia to SGT, SSG and, finally, SFC.
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POSTED ON 5.5.2019
POSTED BY: kr

MIA SFC Douglas Randolph Blodgett - - ABMC (Honolulu Memorial)

MIA SFC Douglas R. Blodgett has his name chiseled into one of the stone "Courts of the Missing" at the Honolulu Memorial in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (the "Punchbowl") on the island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii. See the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) website at this link:

https://www.abmc.gov/node/319254#.Wfn7U7pFzIU

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POSTED ON 5.5.2019
POSTED BY: kr

SFC Douglas Randolph Blodgett - - Info from POW Network (MIA)

Information about MIA SFC Douglas R. Blodgett from the POW Network website is at this link:

https://www.pownetwork.org/bios/b/b029.htm

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POSTED ON 4.19.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 10.1.2017
POSTED BY: kr

POW/MIA Recognition Day 2017 (SFC Blodgett)

The Department of Defense conducted a ceremony at the Pentagon on 15 September 2017 for POW/MIA Recognition Day to remember those members of our nation’s Armed Forces since World War II whose remains have not been recovered. SFC Douglas R.Blodgett is one of the 1,602 unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War. He is also one of 6 men whose name is chiseled into a stone bench beneath a Gold Star at the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial who is MIA.

https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1313374/sacred-mission-for-dod-powmia-agenc/

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