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    Alberic M. Blanchette, KIA, POW/MIA, USMC - WW II, Caribou, Maine - 18 Sep 2017


    Private Alberic M. Blanchette, KIA, POW/MIA
    USMC - WW II
    Caribou, Maine - 18 Sep 2017


    ABOUT THE MISSION:

    Private Alberic M. Blanchette - KIA Tarawa, Nov. 20, 1943, will be returned to his home town and laid to rest next to his parents in Caribou Maine

    Pvt. Blanchette was assigned to Company “B” 1st Marine Raider Battalion Amphibious Force Atlantic Fleet and fought in the battles of Tulagi Island, Savo Island and Guadalcanal. He was then assigned to the 3rd Battalion, Company “K” 2nd Marine Division, which landed with the first wave of Marines on Red Beach One against stiff Japanese resistance on the small island of Betio in the Tarawa Atoll of the Gilbert Islands, in an attempt to secure the island.

    Over several days of intense fighting at Tarawa, approximately 1,000 Marines and Sailors were killed and more than 2,000 were wounded, but the Japanese were virtually annihilated. Pvt. Blanchette only 19 years of age, died sometime on the first day of battle, Nov. 20, 1943.

    In October 2016, due to recent advances in forensic technology, DPAA began the exhumation of unknown remains associated with Tarawa from NMCP and sent the remains to the DPAA laboratory for analysis.

    On 12 July 2017, Private Blanchette’s remains were identified. To identify Pvt. Blanchette’s remains, scientists from DPAA examined DNA, circumstantial evidence and conducted laboratory analyses, including dental, anthropological and chest radiography comparisons, which matched his records.

    PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 18 Sep 2017
    Primary Staging Time: 11:30 A.M.
    Skyway Plaza parking lot behind Burger King in Caribou
    Caribou, Maine - 04736
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    My wife and I offer you our deepest sympathy. May God, our most merciful father, give him eternal rest and peace. You and your family are all in our prayers that God may comfort you in this time of sorrow, but also lift you up in the hope of the Resurrection.
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    My wife Joan and I wish to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to family and friends for the loss of your loved one. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. The sacrifice and service to our country will never be forgotten. We now stand the flag line and ride in honor and respect for the years of service to our great nation. May the soul of your loved one rest in peace as their mission is now complete. I salute your HERO.
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    Prayers outbound for the family and friends . Thank you for your service to our country and Corps . Central Georgia Detachment 1373 Marine Corps League .Rest in Peace . Semper Fi , Brother .
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    My wife and I offer our deepest, and most heartfelt condolences to the Family and Friends of this true American Hero. It's with great sorrow we say goodbye to all our great Heroes. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of those who stood and fought for our country. Be proud and strong in their beliefs. God bless , stand down, your mission is now complete…may you rest in Honored, Eternal Peace. Thank you , Your sacrifices will not be forgotten.

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    RIP Private Alberic M. Blanchette - Welcome Home!
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    My wife and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy for the loss of Your Hero.
    Rest in Peace, you will not be forgotten.

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    It is with heavy heart that I offer sincere condolences to the family of yet another American Hero.

    May the memories of your Hero carry you through the days and years to come.

    Rest in Peace My Brother…

    And as we of the United States Navy would say… Fair Winds and Following Seas, we now have the Watch…
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    May You Finally Rest in Your Homeland. God Bless.
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    The service and sacrifice of Pvt Alberic M. Blanchette will not be forgotten. Welcome Home Marine. Rest In Peace Hero.
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    My wife and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this true American Hero, United States Marine Corps, WWII KIA, Private Alberic M. Blanchette. We thank you for your service to a grateful nation, may your family find peace in knowing you served proudly and comfort in the months to come. May you rest in peace for your mission is now complete. I salute you.

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    Our Condolences to the Family and Friends of Alberic M. Blanchette. Thank You Pvt. Blanchette, for your service and sacrifice to our Country.
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    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Pvt Alberic M Blanchette. May your faith give you strength. May your memories give you comfort. May GOD'S love give you peace. Thank you Alberic for your service. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. May you rest in honored peace.
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    My Family and I send our condolences to the Family and friends of a True American Hero. You will be in our thoughts and Prayers over the coming days. Your Hero’s Service and Sacrifice to our Country can never be forgotten.
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    May this Hero now Rest in Peace.
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    I offer you my deepest sympathy for your loss. You and your family are all in my prayers may God comfortyou and your family in this time of sorrow.

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    Michelle and I wish to pass on our sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero. We would like to thank this Hero for your service and sacrifice in the protection of our freedom. You will not be forgotten. We pray you rest in peace.
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    I wish to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of this fallen hero.
    Their service and sacrifice will not be forgotten. Hero, you can stand down now.
    Your mission is done . Rest in peace. We have the watch.

    POW-MIA's you are not forgotten.


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    Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on,
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    for as long as there is memory, they’ll live on in the heart.
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    With deepest sympathy for your loss, and gratitude for his service to our country.

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    My wife and I offer our prayers and condolences to the family and friends of an American hero. We pray that God gives you peace and strength to carry on in this difficult time. We are proud to honor the service this hero unselfishly gave for our great nation.


    Please know that the prayers of so many people are with you and your family. I hope that you can find some solace in knowing that your loss is shared so deeply.


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    My wife and I wish to extend our condolences on your loss.

    We stand with feet planted firmly on rich soil knowing what freedom is. Because of the veterans, I am free to honor God and country without persecution. Where there is injustice, I am free to fight. Where there is silence, I am free to speak. Where there is hate, I am free to love.

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    My sincere condolences to the family and friends of this American Hero, a grateful nation mourns your loss. Find peace, strength and comfort in the knowledge that your fallen hero gave unselfishly of themselves in order to keep us all free and safe. Your brave warrior will never be forgotten. Thank you for sharing your loved one with all of us, their sense of duty and honor will live on for generations to come. God Bless you our Hero for a job well done.Stand down and rest in peace.




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    My wife and I send our deepest condolences to the family
    and friends of this HERO.
    Know that you are in our prayers and in the Lords hands.
    Thank You for your loved ones service to our great nation.
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    Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Alberic M. Blanchette, USMC - WW II. You will have to endure this time once again but now have final confirmation that Alberic is with our Lord. Rest in peace Marine.
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    I offer my condolences to the family and friends of this WWII HERO who will not be forgotten. Rest in peace forever free.
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