Captain Homer Lenn Blevins was born in London Laura, Kentucky, son of Homer Blevins and husband of Belinda Darleen Irwin. He was stationed in Panama and was one of twenty-one on a C-130A plane that went down during stormy weather in Caribbean waters near the Honduran coast. He was thirty-four.

CPT Blevins and I served together as cadets in the ROTC Ranger Company at UT Knoxville. We were commissioned the same year, 1972. I retired from active duty in ’93 as a Military Intelligence LTC. I am nearing the end of my second career as a behavioral science researcher, contributing to the training and development of Army Soldiers and leaders. It would be my honor to play some role in caring for the resting place of the remains of my old friend and companion.
–Submitted by Paul N. Blankenbeckler

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 21 February 1985
Homer Lenn Blevins, age 34, of 617 Woodland Drive, Clinton, passed away January 22nd, 1985, due to injuries received in a plane crash in Honduras, while on active duty with the U.S. army. Member of the Church of Christ of the Laterday Saints in Oak Ridge, 1968 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, Graduate of the University of Tennessee, with a BS degree I Chemical Engineering and a master degree in Civil Engineering, captain with the U.S. army, and received his regular army commission through the ROTC program at UT. Survivors; wife, Belinda Irwin Blevins, Clinton; sons, Sean and Brett Blevins, both of Clinton; parents, Homer and Jewell Blevins, Oak Ridge; brothers, Glen Roberta Blevins and Lary Blevinsm both of Oak Ridge, Gary Blevins, Charleston S.C.; grandparents, Mrs. Bana Hensley, Pittsburg, Ky., Mr. and Mrs. Willie Grimes, East Bernstadt, Ky., mother-in-law, Donna G. Irwin, Clinton and father-in-law, Charles E. Irwin, Clinton and several aunts and uncles.

  • Rank: Captain
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 April 1950
  • Date of death: 22 January 1985
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Clinton
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXV, Panel
  • Sponsored by: Paul N. Blankenbeckler

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