Tuesday, October 23, 2018

PVT Arthur Blanton

PVT Arthur Blanton was born 2 May 1893 in Harlan County, Kentucky the youngest of 3 sons of Henry Clay and Louisa (Howard) Blanton.  The family farmed.

After entering the Army, Arthur was assigned to H Company 116th Infantry.  He was with that unit aboard the USS Finland for the trip to France in June 1918.  PVT Blanton was killed in action on 23 Oct 1918.

PVT Blanton was repatriated and rests forever in New Freedom Cemetery in Spiro, Kentucky.

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