“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Near St. Louis in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Michael Joseph Blassie

Originally Unknown Vietnam Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery

Michael Joseph Blassie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 26, 2004
1. Michael Joseph Blassie Marker
Michael Joseph Blassie 1st Lt. US Air Force Vietnam Apr 4 1948 May 11, 1972 Beloved Son and Brother

Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, Air Medal and 4 OLC. Killed in Action-Unknown Soldier May 28, 1984 May 14, 1998
Erected by Department of Veterans Affairs.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Cemeteries marker series.
Location. 38° 30.043′ N, 90° 16.891′ W. Marker is near St. Louis, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Memorial is on Sheridan Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2900 Sheridan Road, Saint Louis MO 63125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victims of the Japanese Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Army Air Forces Air Crash Victims May 13, 1945 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Minnesota Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away);

Michael Joseph Blassie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 10, 2007
2. Michael Joseph Blassie Marker
To The Confederate Dead 1861 - 1865 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Navy Seabees (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War II Merchant Marine Seamen and Navy Armed Guard Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Marine Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away).
More about this marker. His body was originally in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier-Vietnam at Arlington National Cemetery. Through DNA it was discovered who the Unknown Vietnam Soldier was. His family requested that he be buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis MO. He is in Section 85, Grave 1.
Also see . . .  Michael Blassie unknown no more. (Submitted on February 25, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. War, Vietnam

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on October 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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