Stephen Blanchett

Date of Birth: 10/20/1947
Neighborhood: Frankford
High School: Thomas Edison High School
Street: Foulkrod Street
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: PFC
Date of Casualty: 04/07/1967
Province of Casualty: Dinh Tuong
Philadelphia Memorial Panel: Panel 3
Panel Row: 5

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A dedicated medical corpsman, Blanchett volunteered for front-line combat action in Vietnam instead of safer hospital duty. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, when he was killed on March 7, 1967, near Dong Tam while running through heavy fire to help a wounded officer. The 19-year-old private first class was posthumously awarded the Silver Star. Blanchett had sung in his neighborhood church and attended Thomas Edison High School. He was engaged to be married when he entered the Army in November 1964. He was survived by his parents, four brothers and two sisters

Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial