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Interview with Turner Blount, July 21, 2005
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July 21, 2005
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Master Sergeant Turner G. Blount was born in Keysville, Georgia and joined the Corps in 1943. During World War II he participated in the invasions of Tinian, Saipan and Okinawa. He remained in the Corps and served in a motor transport unit stationed at Camp Lejeune and Japan, where he was at the end of the Korean War. He saw action again in Vietnam, where he guarded a helicopter unit at Da Nang. Retiring from the Marines, Mr. Blount settled in Jacksonville, North Carolina, where he worked for Sears. Active in community affairs, Mr. Blount is a four term member of the Jacksonville City Council.
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