Thomas Joseph Blanchard PFC

(1949 - 1968)

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Thomas Joseph Blanchard
1949 - 1968
Born
December 1949
Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut United States 06010
Death
August 7, 1968
Hue, Thua Thien Hue Vietnam
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Thomas Joseph Blanchard PFC was born in December 1949 in Bristol, Connecticut. He was born to Ernest R Blanchard. He died on August 7, 1968 in Hue, Thua Thien Hue Vietnam at 18 years of age.
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Thomas Blanchard was born in in Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut United States 06010
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Thomas Blanchard was born in in Bristol, Hartford County, Connecticut United States 06010
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PFC Blanchard #2441565
MOS: 0341 Mortarman.

Thomas was born in Bristol and lived there all of his life, until he enlisted in the Marines 31 January 1968, at a recruiting office New Haven.
When Thomas arrived in Vietnam 20 July 1968, he was to Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division. Kilo Company conducting a patrol in the vicinity of Phu Bai, when they came upon a hostile bunker complex. Thomas died as a result of fragmentation wounds to the body from a hostile explosive.
Survived by his parents, Ernest R and Maureen Blanchard of Rural Free Delivery #3, Stone Road, Bristol, CT.

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In 1949, in the year that Thomas Joseph Blanchard PFC was born, on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1950, at the age of just 1 year old, Thomas was alive when on June 25th, the Korean War began when North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Soviet Union and China backed North Korea and the U.N., primarily the United States backed South Korea.

In 1951, Thomas was just 2 years old when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1968, in the year of Thomas Joseph Blanchard PFC's passing, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

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