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T/Sgt Philip G Blair

T/Sgt Philip G Blair

134th Infantry Regiment - Company A

Philip Gee Blair, the son of Samuel and Lois Blair, was born January 1, 1909 in Lewiston, Utah. He was a graduate of Utah State Agricultural College. According to draft registration records, he was 5' 8" tall, weighed 135 pounds, had blue eyes, brown hair, and a light complexion. He was employed as a Field Man at the American Packing and Provision Company in Ogden, Utah. Philip Blair was inducted into the Army on February 9, 1942, at Fort Douglas, Utah. Sometime during 1942 after his enlistment he married Viva Hogan.

Philip G Blair was a squad leader in the Second Platoon, Company A, 134th Infantry Regiment. He was promoted from Sergeant to Technical Sergeant July 30, 1944. He suffered shrapnel wounds and was Killed in Action September 16, 1944 during the battle at Sugar Loaf (du Pain de Sucre) near Nancy, France. He is commemorated on the 35th Infantry Division Memorial at Agincourt, France.

T/Sgt Philip G Blair is buried at the Lorraine American Military Cemetery in St. Avold, France.

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