William Blackmon

Date of Birth: 08/26/1950
Neighborhood: Strawberry Mansion
High School: Thomas Edison High School
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: SP4
Date of Casualty: 01/17/1971
Province of Casualty: Quang Ngai
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 3
Panel Row: 4

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Blackmon enlisted in the Army to satisfy his military obligation and get on with a career in electronics. He graduated from Thomas Edison High School in 1968 and briefly attended Community College of Philadelphia. The 20-year-old specialist four was an ammunition bearer and scout observer with Company E of the 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry, 198th Infantry, and Brigade in Vietnam. He was killed art Jan. 17, 1971. Survivors include his parents and four brothers

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial