Dedicated to the Preservation of the
U.S. Air Force Helicopter History
Milard Luther Eugene Bledsoe, SSgt, USAF (KIA)10 January 1938 – 10 October 1968
He was the son of J.B. and Mary Bledsoe. Husband of Lillian Vaughn.
Military DataLength Service 10Unit 35th Civil Engineer Squadron, 35th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force
Casualty DataStart Tour 01041968Incident Date 10/10/1968Casualty Date 10/10/1968Age at Loss 30Location Ninh Thuan Province, South VietnamRemains Body recoveredCasualty Type Non-hostile, died of other causesCasualty Reason Helicopter – CrewCasualty Detail Air loss or crash over land
Vietnam Wall Panel 41W Line 038
Robert Marksonrlm208@aol.comAir Force, Friend27, Lancaster Lane, West Milford, NJ., 07480, USAGood Man and Well RespectedI was stationed, at Phan Rang, AFB., with Sgt., Bledsoe. I was there, that night of the crash, at Phan Rang, AFB., October 10, 1968 and I, was part of the rescue, team, at the scene, of the crash. I’ll never, forget that night and the five brave men, that died, that day. If any relatives, or friends, would like to e-mail me, I’ll be there, for your thoughts. Thursday, September 30, 2004Tuesday, October 12, 2004