Joseph R. Blake

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Joseph R. Blake
Portland, OR

1972–2006
Army Pvt., 1st Bn., 32nd Inf. Rgt., 3rd Bde. Combat Team, 10th Mountain Div.

Lived in Portland only a few weeks prior to enlisting. At 34, the “old man” in basic training and was proud that he could keep up with his younger comrades. Born and raised in Detroit. According to adoptive father, he was proud of what he had achieved in the military.