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Near Lemay 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.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 26, 2004
1. Michael Joseph Blassie Marker
Inscription.  
Front
Michael Joseph Blassie 1st Lt. US Air Force Vietnam Apr 4 1948 May 11, 1972 Beloved Son and Brother

Back
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.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
 
Location. 38° 30.043′ N, 90° 16.891′ W. Marker is near Lemay, 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); United States Air Force (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Killed - Aircraft Accident - Alaska (about 400 feet away); U.S. Army Air Forces Air Crash Victims May 13, 1945 (about 600 feet away); Ambushed Patrol

Michael Joseph Blassie Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, February 10, 2007
2. Michael Joseph Blassie Marker
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(about 600 feet away); Indian Army (about 700 feet away); Khe Sanh Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Army Air Forces (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lemay.
 
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.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 37 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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Aug. 11, 2022