World War II
BLAIR, EARL PERSHING
Corporal, U. S. Marine Corps. Home address: Snyder, Kiowa County. Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Blair, Parents, Snyder. Born November 11, 1920. Enlisted August 26, 1940. Decorations: Order of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star awarded posthumously. Graduated from Snyder High School in 1940. Member of football and basketball squads. Served in Iceland eight months and was veteran of important engagements in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, and Saipan and other Pacific areas. Died August 1, 1944, in action on Tinian, Marianas Islands, Central Pacific.
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