Charles Madison Blair was born in Wise, Virginia, the son of Francis Marion Blair and Vina Cress.
Buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, HI, M, 87
Mother: Mrs. Vinnie Blair, 318 Grainger Street, Knoxville

25 Marines, 4th Marine Division

Sgt Blair was initially buried in the 4th Marine Division Cemetery, Marianas Islands.

Awarded the Purple Heart

The Press Journal, 11 August 1944
S.Sgt. Charles Blair, USMC, has been reported killed in action in the South Pacific. No details were given. Word of their nephew’s death was received here yesterday by Mr. and Mrs. James W. Blair, with whom Charles made his home for many years. Sgt. Blair is a former student of the Vero Beach high school. He left school more than three years ago to join the United States Marines and has served overseas for two years, taking active part in the South Pacific campaigns. He was the son of Marion Blair, formerly of this city, now residing in Sanford, Fla.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 January 1924
  • Date of death: 7 July 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 25 Marines, 4th Marine Division
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
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