Jonathan Fleming Blair
Jonathan was a senior at Elmhurst High School on 9-11, when the tragedy occurred. At that point he determined he would join the armed forces after graduation and do what he could to help make this country a safer place. He joined the Army in October, 2002, after graduation. He was on his second tour of duty in Iraq.
Corporal Blair was a member of Co. B, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101 Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY. He has been awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Expert Markmanship for M-16 Rifle and the Combat Infantry Medal.
Corporal Jonathan F. Blair, 21, died November 19, 2005 near Bayji, Iraq, during combat operations. He is buried in the Veteran's section at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.