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SERV­ING OUR COUN­TRY • Fred Blake­more • Navy (1966-69)

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Fred Blake­more's book

MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World

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.

MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World

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.

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