BLAIR C WILKEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 23W, LINE 40 OF THE WALL

BLAIR CECIL WILKEY

WALL NAME

BLAIR C WILKEY

PANEL / LINE

23W/40

DATE OF BIRTH

08/20/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KIEN PHONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/01/1969

HOME OF RECORD

NEPHI

COUNTY OF RECORD

Juab County

STATE

UT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR BLAIR CECIL WILKEY
POSTED ON 4.9.2024
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you.....

Some may think you are forgotten
Though on earth you are no more
But in our memory you are with us
As you always were before….
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POSTED ON 1.6.2023
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Blair Wilkey, Thank you for your service as a Medical Corpsman. Thank you for the lives you saved. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is the Epiphany. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance, and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2022

Final Mission of PFC Blair C. Wilkey

On June 1, 1969, Alpha Company, 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, was conducting combat operations in Kien Phong Province, RVN, when they became engaged with elements of the 502nd Viet Cong (VC) Battalion. The battle occurred on east bank of Kinh Ngay canal, five miles northeast of Sa Dec city. The lead element of Alpha came under machine gun, AK-47, and sniper fire. The enemy sniper, reportedly using an antiquated, four-foot-long Russia-made sniper rifle with a 2x scope, killed two U.S. troopers and wounded several others while pinning down the Americans with extremely accurate fire. One of the wounded suffered a gunshot wound to the head, prompting a request for an urgent “dustoff” (medical evacuation by helicopter); however, the nearest medivac ship was 20-25 minutes out. The two lost personnel were infantryman SP4 Leonard L. Lewis and medic PFC Blair C. Wilkey. One of the troopers reportedly was lifted off the ground when a sniper’s round impacted against his body. Miraculously, he was unhurt after the slug was stopped by a wallet he was carrying. During the fighting, U.S. Navy VAL-4 “Blackpony" OV-10A Bronco light attack aircraft came on station in support of the besieged infantrymen. One of the Alpha fire team leaders was able to maneuver under the enemy fire to bring the wounded back to cover. He later went out with a scouting party and flanked the enemy position, killing six VC and routing another six which were killed by Alpha troopers. Among the first to be engaged was the sniper who was killed by the fire team leader. He was later awarded the Silver Star medal for valor and rewarded with the captured sniper rifle by the 9th Infantry Division Commanding General. Seven other Alpha infantrymen received awards for their valorous efforts during the engagement. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry operations log for June 1, 1969, and “VC Snipers use Boonelike rifles.” and “Wallet means more than $$ in pocket for Reliable soldier.” The Old Reliable (9th Infantry Division publication), July 2, 1969]
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POSTED ON 11.11.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Blair Cecil Wilkey, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 8.14.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Blair is buried at Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi,UT. BSM-2OLC ARCOM PH
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