|James D. Blankenbecler|
|File:File:CSM James D. Blankenbecler.jpg|
|Born||June 27, 1963|
|Died||October 1, 2003|
|Place of birth||Arlington County, Virginia|
|Place of death||Samarra, Iraq|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Rank||Command Sergeant Major|
Early life and education[edit | edit source]
Military career[edit | edit source]
Death and legacy[edit | edit source]
In 2005, a bill was passed by the Virginia General Assembly to honor Blankenbecler.
In 2014, the CSM James D. Blankenbecler Resilience Center was opened and dedicated in Blankenbecler's name.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Command Sgt. Major Blankenbecler Resilience Center Dedication". https://www.army.mil/article/117952/command_sgt_major_blankenbecler_resilience_center_dedication.
- "CSM James D. Blankenbecler – Virginia Run For The Fallen". http://virginia.usarunforthefallen.org/csm-james-d-blankenbecler.
- "When War Takes a Parent". https://people.com/archive/when-war-takes-a-parent-vol-63-no-8/.
- "Army Command Sgt. Maj. James D. Blankenbecler- Military Times". https://thefallen.militarytimes.com/army-command-sgt-maj-james-d-blankenbecler/256819.
- "'Veteran's Day of Service' at West Potomac High School on Nov. 12 honors Sgt. Maj. Blankenbecler". https://forthuntherald.com/tmfs-operation-legacy-at-west-potomac-high-nov-12-honoring-sgt-maj-blankenbecler/.
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