Soldier Accounted For From World War II (Blanton, R.)

Release No: 20-058 April 28, 2020 PRINT | E-MAIL
WASHINGTON — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Staff Sgt. Raymond C. Blanton, 19, killed during World War II, was accounted for April 23, 2020.

In October 1944, Blanton was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division. His unit was engaged in battle with German forces near Germeter, Germany, in the Raffelsbrand Forest, when he was killed in action on Oct. 14. Blanton could not be recovered because of the on-going fighting.

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Blanton’s personnel profile can be viewed at https://dpaa.secure.force.com/dpaaProfile?id=a0Jt000001DVBNCEA5.