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First Name: Jonathan

Last Name: Blair

Birthplace: Fort Wayne, IN, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Fort Wayne, IN
Middle Name: Fleming

Date of Birth: 04 January 1984

Date of Death: 19 November 2005

Rank: Corporal

Years Served: 2002 - 2005
Jonathan Fleming Blair

•  Iraq War (Operation Iraqi Freedom) (2003 - 2011)


Jonathan Fleming Blair was born on 4 January 1984, the son of Kent and Vicki J. Blair of Fort Wayne, IN.

When the tragedy of 11 September 2001 occurred, he was a senior at Elmhurst High School in Fort Wayne. At that point he determined he would join the armed forces after graduation and do what he could to help make his country a safer place. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 2002, after graduation.

On 19 November 2005, CPL Jonathan Blair was serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, based at Fort Campbell, KY. His unit was serving in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and CPL was on his second deployment.

On that day, CPL Blair was Killed in Action when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated near his Humvee during combat operations in Bayji, Iraq. Three other members of his unit were also killed.

Medals, Awards & Badges

Bronze Star Medal Purple Heart Army Commendation Medal
Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Iraqi Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Combat Infantryman Badge
Expert Markmanship Badge (M-16 Rifle)


Corporal Jonathan Fleming Blair is buried at Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne, IN.

Honoree ID: 5737   Created by: MHOH




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