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Jeff DeBlanc (W5YDC)

November 22, 2007

"So Much More Than a Sack of Rice" Jefferson DeBlanc, W5YDC, became a silent key on Thursday, Nov. 22nd, 2007, at Lafayette General Medical Center. Jefferson was buried at St. Michael Cemetery in St. Martinville with a full military detail. Jefferson was one of Louisiana's most highly decorated veterans, whose military service record narrates of many heroic efforts during several campaign battles of World War II receiving the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Flying Cross and the Purple Heart. For a more detailed description of Colonel DeBlanc’s military career, check out these websites - you will be amazed! Video clips from the History Channel’s series “Dogfights”. More about Jefferson DeBlanc’s career.

Contributed by: Jon Gauthier (KB1HTW)

I never met Jeff Deblanc nor did I know that he was a ham but I did share a kinship with him being a former marine. Col. Deblanc was an outstanding american. He is a marine corps legend and a medal of honor fighter ace from the battle of guadalcanal. Semper Fi and 73!!! we will miss you Jeff!!! Brian W8BRI

Contributed by: Brian Pawloski (KC8FUW)

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