Virginia Heroes

John Beverley Blanton, Jr.

First Lieutenant, Army

Born: October 28, 1918
Hometown: Richmond City, Virginia
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: January 16, 1945
Died In: near Campagne, Belgium

First Lieutenant Blanton served with Company A, 193rd Glider Infantry Regiment, 17th Infantry Division. He and other officers were discussing plans when they were hit by sniper fire.

He was a graduate of John Marshall High School and attended the University of Richmond for one year.

Before the war, he was employed by the Washington, D.C. airport.

He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.

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