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Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Sergeant 1
Birth:
30 Nov 1947 1
Death:
05 Aug 1968 1
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Full Name:
Blaine Clarence Schaffer 1
Birth:
30 Nov 1947 1
Male 1
Death:
05 Aug 1968 1
Cause: Artillery, Rocket, Mortar 1
Age at Death: 20 1
Body Recovered: Recovered 1
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died of Wounds 1
Residence:
Hometown: Slatedale, PA 1
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Marriage:
Marital Status: Single 1
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Sergeant 1
Battalion:
3rd Bn 1
Company:
B Co 1
Enlistment Type:
Selective Service 1
Grade:
E5 1
Major Command:
101st Abn Div 1
Regiment:
506th Infantry 1
Service:
Army 1
Specialty:
Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY) 1
Tour Start Date:
10 Jun 1968 1
Years Served:
1 1
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Religion:
Reformed 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 1
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 16 1
Panel: 49W 1

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The Stand Alone Battalion by Jerry Berry and Joe Alexander

Even though enemy contacts were light as August began, an enemy sniper still managed to take the life of another Curahee on August 5, 1968. Sgt. Blaine Clarence Schaffer, 20, of Slatedale, Pennsylvania was killed by sniper fire while traveling with a truck convoy from Long Binh to Phan Thiet. Blaine was born November 30, 1947 and his home of record was Slatedale, Pennsylvania. He was survived by his mother, Mrs. Ida C. Schaffer and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Cora Schaffer. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence W. Schaffer. Blaine received his basic training at Fort Gordon, Georgia and completed Airborne Training there, as well. He died of his wounds in Tachikawa Air Force Base Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. Blaine is buried in Slatedale Cemetery, Slatedale, Pennsylvania. God rest your soul, Currahee! Anyone wishing to connect with Blaine's unit, please go to the website http://www.curahee.org. 

The Stand Alone Battalion by Jerry Berry and Joe Alexander

Blaine's Family

Blaine is survived by his brothers: William Schaffer and Harlan "Rigger" Schaffer; and his sisters: Romaine Matto, Beverly Mack, Geraldine Hewitt and Joan Zellner. A sister, Shirley M. Schaffer, died in 1938. Blaine was the youngest of the eight siblings.  His father, Clarence, was a US Army WWII Veteran.  Clarence passed away on 25 March 1947, eight months before Blaine's birth. 

Blaine attended Slatington High School, Slatington, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Blaine C. Schaffer died in Tachikawa Air Force Base Hospital, Tokyo of combat wounds received in Vietnam.

He was a son of Mrs. Ida C. Schaffer and the late Clarence W. Schaffer.

Sgt. Schaffer had received his basic training at Fort Gordon, Georgia and had completed Airborne Training at the same camp.

He was a member of Holy Trinity United Church of Christ, Slatedale.

Surviving besides his mother is his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Cora Schaffer.

Blaine is buried in Slatedale Cemetery, Slatedale, Pennsylvania

From Drew Strawbridge

Sender Message Drew Strawbridge Information Related to your TWS Remembrance Profile #67620      Blaine was in Co E 4 2. 4th platoon we were in tents. Ft gordon ga

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