NO ONE LEFT BEHIND

NO ONE FORGOTTEN


Jefferson Barracks
POW-MIA Museum
16-18 Hancock Ave., St.Louis, MO 63125

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WHY A POW-MIA MUSEUM?

“While we can debate the rights and wrongs of war, what is not open to debate is what these men and women did for their country. This country called, and they answered that call, and many did not return.

People ask why this is important, it’s important because this country sent men and women into harms way and made them a promise. The promise was that they would be returned and it is a promise made not just by our government and our military, it was a promise made by each individual American. Each one of these men and women were somebody’s father or mother, they were somebody’s brother or sister, they were somebody’s husband or wife. All of us are those mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, brothers and sisters. That makes the promise we made to them one husband or wife to another, one mother or father to another, one brother or sister to another, and this is a promise that we’re determined to keep.” – Joint POW-MIA Accounting Command

The Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum will be a part of this promise, a part of that commitment with which we have been entrusted. A commitment through which our fellow Americans will be able to see and understand – a promise made, and a promise kept.

Join us May 11, 2021 for Lt. Michael Blassie Day

Shot down near An Loc, South Vietnam, Lt. Michael Blassie went Missing in Action on May 11, 1972. For fourteen years, from 1984 through 1998 Mike’s remains rested in the Vietnam War Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery representing all of our Missing from that war.

Please join us on May 11, 2021 at 7 pm CT as we remember Mike and pay homage to our Fallen and Missing in a very special virtual event. The event will feature Governor Mike Parson who will join us to officially proclaim May 11 as Lt. Michael Blassie Day, along with stories from Mike’s sister, Col. (Ret) Patricia S. Blassie, USAF and seven of Mike’s classmates from the United States Air Force Academy Class of 1970.

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Richard Jones

I am honored to have served with Lt Michael Blasser. I was in the same squadron in Vietnam as hew was, but arrived (September 70) after his crash as a Maintenance Officer for the 8th SOS. I began reconnected to the A-37 through the A-37 Aircraft Aircraft Association. It has been a joy to be back among friends who love the little Dragon Fly like me, the other members, and especially Lt Blasser. I was lucky to finish my Air Force career with OA-37 in Panama, Not many officer get to finish a career with the Dragon Fly, my first combat aircraft, but I did. Now, I am surround by my A-37 friend from the Association. My last point is to give a final SALUTE TO LT MICHAEL BLASSER.
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Please join us as we remember Lt. Michael J. Blassie and pay homage to our Fallen and Missing in a very special virtual event.

The event will feature Governor Mike Parson who will join us to officially proclaim May 11 as Lt. Michael Blassie Day, along with stories from Mike’s sister, Col. (Ret) Patricia S. Blassie, USAF and seven of Mike's classmates from the United States Air Force Academy Class of 1970.
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Welcome and thank you for joining us. Please feel free to introduce yourself in the chat.

Paying tribute to Mike and his family and thanking him for his service xx

Pat, Mike would be so proud of you. May 11th was an awful day in the 8th SOS, we lost a brother. Mike was one of three friends who flew West in a 2 month period. Hope we see you at one of the An Loc get togethers. Mike is not forgotten. Cheers, Bones

Hey Ms Patricia Blassie, I’m so excited to be joining you and your family. This is amazing. What an honor for your brother. And thank you for your Service as well.

Proud to be a member of the Class of 70 and the great classmates who spoke tonight to honor all of our fallen in Vietnam....

Glad to be here to honor mu classmates.

This is s remarkable story. I am so excited to see the video.

Thank you and your family for your sacrifice in protecting our freedom! God bless you all!

Wonderful tribute. A special thank you to host, Kathy Lawton-Brown and Producer Eva Tucker and all of the participants.

Thank you for honoring all of our USAFA Class of 1970 classmates who died in combat in SEA. Mike represented one of many very great men who gave their lives in service to their country. God bless them all. We miss them!

I am proud to have served with you all. It has been a long time since June "66 when we were roomies in 7th. God bless you all. Bob Jenney

Also here to honor Mike, his family, and our other classmates lost during the Viet Nam War.

Privileged to be to honor our fellow USAFA 70 classmate.

What a moving and powerful time of remembering and honoring some who were taken way too soon. And to whom our country and all of us owe so much!

Love you Patricia. Bless you and your whole family. Thank you Michael for your service.

Great presentaion, greetings from Belgium

Rich Borenstein, USAFA 1972

I chose not to provide a video, but I would like to echo Jack's words about sacrifice. I am still ambivalent about my name on the plaque my class provided. while I sacrificed part of my life from my family (J was MIA the entire time), I cam home, had wonderful, children, super grandchildren and recently a great-grandchild.eean the Lord hs blessed

Here to honor and remember our classmate, Mike.

Terry Silvester, USAFA 1970 with Dick Christy’s sister Janet Christy Silvester.

Great video! Enjoyed it so much even though I had to stop for tissue several times.

Hello Terry Silvester, Don't think we've gad contact since tge academy. Its gone by way to fast. bill "Tiny" reizh

My sacrifice in no way matched the ultimate sacrifice of my class mates including Mike. I did not know we were shot down the same day until I was repatriated from North Viet Nam. I only knew mike from the academy where I was on the soccer team with him and we were both EE majors. And i now live in greater st Louis

It is good to remember. BobJ

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