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John Francis Blackburn, Jr.

Second Lieutenant, Army

Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA
Casualty Date: December 16, 1942
Died In: North Africa

2LT Blackburn trained as a tank commander in the 13th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Division; participated in the landings in North Africa on November 8, 1942; 1936 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College.

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