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SERVING OUR COUNTRY • Fred Blakemore • Navy (1966-69)
Fred Blakemore's book
Tulsan Fred Blakemore, a Vietnam veteran and former Navy medic, believes that miracles do happen. While in Vietnam, his 14-member unit once survived being trapped and under fire for about 14 hours without losing a man. “If you were there, you'd understand what a miracle that was,” he says.
Former Navy medic Fred Blakemore holds a Navy Commendation Medal with a combat “V” that he received for his actions during the Battle of Lo Giang. Blakemore's efforts to provide aid under fire were “an inspiration to all,” the medal citation reads.