BLAIR C WRYE
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HONORED ON PANEL 9E, LINE 131 OF THE WALL

BLAIR CHARLTON WRYE

WALL NAME

BLAIR C WRYE

PANEL / LINE

9E/131

DATE OF BIRTH

05/23/1929

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/12/1966

HOME OF RECORD

AUBURNDALE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Middlesex County

STATE

MA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

COL

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ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BLAIR CHARLTON WRYE
POSTED ON 5.3.2018

Thank You, Mr. Wrye!

I never knew Mr. Wrye, but I still appreciate him very much. I have recently been studying about him; his ranking, achievements, and his family because of a history project we are doing in school. The reason why I chose Mr.Wrye is because my last name is Wrye, as well. Anyways, the reason why I'm leaving a remembrance is because I am very thankful for him and all he has done for us. I wish his family nothing but the best. I don't know your dad, but I do know from everything I have learned so far, he really is a brave, kind-hearted man.
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POSTED ON 11.11.2014

God Bless You, Dad!

Wish we had time, but a war took you away when we were all young.
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POSTED ON 7.4.2014
POSTED BY: Ron Buran

My flight commander

I had the privilege of serving under Major Wrye when he was my flight commander in the 322nd FIS at Kingsley Field, Or in 1963, His skill and manner made him memorable to me even now, 51 years later. I value the photo of him published on page 15 of the OSPREY AIR COMBAT book McDonnell F-101 Voodoo.
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POSTED ON 6.2.2014

Final Mission of MAJ Blair C. Wrye

The R-F101 first saw action in Vietnam in late 1961, flying photo missions over the Ho Chi Minh Trail, the primary communist supply line through southern Laos, and the Plain of Jars to the northwest where Soviet transports were delivering supplies to communist troops. The Voodoo later began conducting reconnaissance over South Vietnam as well. The RF-101C was an outstanding reconnaissance craft, and although it looked "hot" and was fast enough (max. speed 1000 mph) to leave a MiG-17 far behind, it could not race away from the faster MiG-21, and was gradually phased out and replaced by the Phantom II with its greater speed and superior surveillance technology. MAJ Blair C. Wrye was a pilot assigned to the 20th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron at Udorn, Thailand. On August 12, 1966, he was assigned a solo reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam. The last contact with the aircraft was a radar reading approximately 110 miles from Udorn. It was assumed that Wrye's aircraft was shot down somewhere over his target area, and his loss coordinates are listed as in Nam Ha Province, about 5 miles east of the city of Nam Dinh. Wrye's family knew there was a very good chance that he had been captured, and waited for the war to end. In 1973, however, when 591 American prisoners of war were released from Hanoi, Wrye was not among them. The Vietnamese denied any knowledge of him. Blair C. Wrye was promoted to the rank of Colonel during the period he was maintained Missing in Action. His remains were returned to U.S. control on September 13, 1990. [Narrative taken from pownetwork.org; image from wikipedia.org]
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POSTED ON 11.10.2013
POSTED BY: Kerrie Blair Wrye

Blair C. Wrye- a young father

A young father protective of his first-born- his daughter's early steps in a 1954 or '55 summer on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH.
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