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--- General / Personal ---

Last name: SHEPHERD
First name: BLAINE JOSEPH
Home of Record (official): THISTLE
State (official): UT
Date of Birth: Monday, May 12, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SP5
Serial Number: 18813493
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E5
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): 67N20
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
HHT 2nd Squadron

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Tuesday, August 1, 1967
Date of Casualty: Sunday, September 29, 1968
Age at time of loss: 21
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land (Crew member - Helicopter)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Long Khanh
The Wall: Panel 42W - Row 043

--- Interment ---

BLAINE JOSEPH SHEPHERD

Evergreen Cemetery
Springville, Utah County , UT
Section F, Lot 121, Position 4