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John Dixon Blackburn, the son of William and Fannie Blackburn, was born May 18,1924 at Kings Mountain, North Carolina. He registered for the draft on June 30, 1942. According to his draft registration, he had blonde hair, blue eyes and a light complexion. He was 5' 10" tall and weighed 115 pounds. John Blackburn was inducted into the Army on January 29, 1943 at Camp Croft, South Carolina. He served as a rifleman in the Third Platoon, Company C, 134th Infantry Regiment.
Pfc John D Blackburn was Killed in Action July 16, 1944. On the day of his death, the 1st Battalion, 134th Infantry (of which Company C was a part) seized and held Hill 122 at St. Lo, France in the morning then continued to attack to the south. According to hospital records, he suffered a gunshot wound to the eye. He was 20 years old. He is buried at Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery, Kings Mountain, North Carolina.