Born: July 18, 1947
Died in Service: May 29, 1969 while serving in Vietnam
Rank: Specialist Fourth Grade
HQ, 45th GS Group, Army SPT CMD QUI NHON, 1st LOG CMD
Specialist Blanding enlisted on September 16, 1968, after attending Prince George High School
At the time of his death, Specialist Blanding was survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Blanding, grandmother Mrs. Sarah Blanding, two brothers Thomas L. Blanding and Alfred Blanding, three sisters Myrtle Blanding, Edith Blanding and Alberta Barnes.
Interment: City Point National Cemetery, Hopewell, Virginia