-William Alfred Blackburn
-Length of service: 22 years
-His tour began on September 16, 1969
-Died at the age of 39 in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam
-Cause of Death: Hostile, Ground Casualty, Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
-Daughters: Sherrie Blackburn-Wiggins and Felicia Fisher
-Service Occupation: Chemical Staff Specialist

It’s been 48 yrs. I still miss him. My Father was so knowledgeable in all things mathematical. As a child I failed every math test, but he stuck with me, my career became, accountant. He loved life and making people laugh! And treasured his 4 daughters and his wife. I miss being around my 2 younger sisters and talking of him. This is the way they got to know our Father. Thank you for this opportunity to let people see what a great man my Father was. He was very proud of his service and his country was something he loved and guarded. Felicia, if u see this I love you. And so proud you and Julie and Sherrie are my sisters.
–Submitted by Cynthia Blackburn

  • Rank: Sergeant First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 14 April 1930
  • Date of death: 11 November 1969
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 1st Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIII, Middle Panel
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