CPT Thomas "Tom" W. Blalock was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/07/2006 at the age of 64.3 from Luekemia
Fredericksburg, VA
Flight Classes 68-518 and 68-32
Date of Birth 07/02/1942
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 2/13 ARTY in 69, 23 ARTY GRP in 69-70
Call sign in Vietnam RED WING 8
This information was provided by Judi Blalock

More detail on this person: Thomas W. Blalock, 64, of Fredericksburg died Saturday October 7, 2006 at Mary Washington Hospital after a courageous year-long battle with leukemia. Tom was born in Fredericksburg in 1942, and lived much of his childhood in both Richmond and Winston-Salem, NC. He graduated from NC State with a BA in history, and was commissioned as an officer in the US Army in 1967. He served as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, earning the Bronze Star for valor and fourteen air medals during his tour of duty. After leaving the service Tom settled back in the Fredericksburg area, working as a manager for McLean Trucking Company and as a traffic manager at General Products.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Judi, and three sons: MAJ. Brian Blalock, wife Jennifer, and grandchildren Nathan and Nora of New Bern, NC: Brandon Blalock, wife Tracy, and grandchildren Noah and Lauren of Chesapeake, VA; and Kyle Blalock and fiance Nicole Van Scoder of Kennesaw, GA. He was an avid relic hunter and bird watcher, and was also an amateur historian of the Civil War.

A Memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church on Wednesday, October 11 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family requests that donations in Tom's name be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 825 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.

This Memorial Obituary provided by Covenant Funeral Service

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