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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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DOUGLAS RANDOLPH BLODGETT
POSTED ON 2.10.2003
POSTED BY: Candace Lokey

Not Forgotten

I have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.

We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:

Candace Lokey
PO Box 206
Freeport, PA 16229
[email protected]

If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :

www.pow-miafamilies.org
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POSTED ON 4.11.2000
POSTED BY: Tony Heisley

Alexandria, VA Memorial

Alexandria, VA is dedicating a Vietnam Memorial scheduled for completion in the next 15 months. The site will be called the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The plaza will contain a sculpture of Captain Versace, a former resident of Alexandria, and a Vietnam Memorial with the 61 names of the Alexandrians who sacrificed their lives during service in the Vietnam War. The Friends of Rocky Versace, a group dedicated to this project, is working closely with the city to ensure that the best effort is made to honor these veterans for their ultimate sacrifice. A historical database will be maintained at the plaza with biographical information concerning the veterans from Alexandria and their military service. This information will reside on the computer systems at the plaza and will be maintained for accuracy. For this reason, the Friends of Rocky Versace would appreciate any information you can provide to include in the historical record. Contact: Tony Heisley at [email protected] or telephone: 703-683-6964 or mail: Friends of Rocky Versace, P. O. Box 3441, Alexandria, VA 22302 or check our web site at: http://www.friendsrockyversace.homestead.com/ .
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POSTED ON 2.4.1999
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THESE BRAVE ARMY SERVICEMEN WHOSE NAMES SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

STAFF SERGEANT
DOUGLAS RANDOLPH BLODGETT
AGE 20

STAFF SERGEANT
WILLIAM ROY DENNIS
AGE 19

PRIVATE FIRST CLASS
JESUS ANTONIO GONZALES
AGE 20

SERGEANT FIRST CLASS
ANTHONY FRANK HOUSH
AGE 21

MAJOR
ARTHUR JAMES LORD
AGE 27

CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER
CHARLES WORTH MILLARD
AGE 34

SPECIALIST 6
PHILIP RAYMOND SHAFER
AGE 18

SERGEANT FIRST CLASS
MICHAEL JOHN WALLACE
AGE 28

MASTER SERGEANT
MICHAEL RAY WERDEHOFF
AGE 25


COMPANY ' A '
228TH AVIATION BATTALION
(ASSAULT SUPPORT HELICOPTER)
11TH AVIATION GROUP
1ST CAVALRY DIVISION


ON APRIL 19, 1968 THREE US ARMY HELICOPTERS WERE

SHOT DOWN IN THE A SHAU VALLEY, SOUTH VIETNAM.

ALL THREE WERE MAKING SUPPLY RUNS TO LANDING

ZONE ' TIGER ' IN QUANG TRI PROVINCE.

FIVE MEN SURVIVED THESE THREE CRASHES AND

NINE MEN REMAIN MISSING IN ACTION.

THE CH47A ON WHICH DOUGLAS RANDOLPH BLODGETT

WAS A CREWMAN, WILLIAM ROY DENNIS WAS THE

FLIGHT ENGINEER, AND JESUS ANTONIO GONZALES

WAS THE CREWCHIEF WAS RESUPPLYING AMMUNITION

AT THE LANDING ZONE WHEN IT RECEIVED SMALL ARMS

FIRE FROM THE GROUND AND CRASHED. THE PILOT

AND CO-PILOT WERE ABLE TO CRAWL OUT OF THE

WRECKAGE BUT THE REMAINING CREW MEMBERS WERE NEVER

FOUND AND WERE DECLARED AS MISSING IN ACTION.

THE CH47 ON WHICH ANTHONY FRANK HOUSH WAS THE

FLIGHT ENGINEER AND MICHAEL JOHN WALLACE WAS THE

CREWCHIEF WAS HIT BY 50 CALIBRE AND 37MM GROUND

FIRE ON ITS APPROACH TO THE LANDING ZONE.

THESE TWO CREWMEN JUMPED FROM THE HELICOPTER

FROM AN ALTITUDE OF 50 TO 100 FEET ABOVE THE

JUNGLE CANOPY. THE OTHERS WERE RESCUED BUT NO

TRACE OF HOUSH OR WALLACE WAS EVER FOUND AND

THEY WERE DECLARED AS MISSING IN ACTION.

THE CH54 "FLYING CRANE" ON WHICH CHARLES WORTH

MILLARD WAS THE PILOT, ARTHUR JAMES LORD WAS THE

CO-PILOT, MICHAEL RAY WERDEHOFF, THE FLIGHT

ENGINEER AND PHILIP RAYMOND SHAFER THE CREWCHIEF

WAS CARRYING A BULLDOZER INTO RECENTLY RESECURED

LANDING ZONE ' TIGER ' WHEN IT WAS HIT BY

GROUND FIRE AND CRASHED. ALL THESE MEN WERE

DECLARED AS MISSING IN ACTION.

THOROUGH SEARCHES FOR THE THREE HELICOPTERS WERE

NOT IMMEDIATELY POSSIBLE DUE TO THE ENEMY SITUATION.



YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
NOR WILL YOU EVER BE


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