GEN George S. Blanchard was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 05/03/2006 at the age of 86.1
Date of Birth 04/03/1920
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 1 CAV in 69, I FIELD FORCE in 70
This information was provided by Ken Lindstrom

More detail on this person: Gen. George Blanchard. (Four Star) 86 Years old died 3 May 06, Mt Vernon Hospital.

He served in Vietnam, first as assistant division commander, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), and then as the chief of staff, I Field Forces . From 1970-1972, he commanded the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft Bragg. He was an Aviator with the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal. I do not know what flight class if any. As Instructor at Rucker I remember senior officers going through flight school with private instruction.

The info was in the Contra Costa May 30, 2006.

From: Ken Lindstrom

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