J. B. Blankenship
Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
J. B. Blankenship was born in
Alabama on October 22, 1908. He enlisted in the Regular Army
on October 30, 1940, at Montgomery, Alabama, for "Assignment To Another Corps Area."
His home of residence was listed as Henry County, Alabama and his civilian occupation was
listed as Farm Hands, General Farms. He had completed grammar school and was single with
no dependents. His religion was listed as Protestant.
Technical Sergeant Blankenship
was killed in action in France, on June 21 1944,
during the attack toward Cherbourg.
J. B. Blankenship was buried in
the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Sainte Mere-Eglise #2 at Carentan, France and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Alabama.
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Grave marker for J.B. Blankenship
Photo by Edith Blankenship from the Find A Grave website
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