Lowell Sun, May 17, 1967
Vietnam Hero Rites Friday
Billerica--Funeral services for LCpl. William C. Blades, III, USMC, of 10 Mosley St, Pinehurst, who died May 8, 1967, in the service of his country in Vietnam, will be held Friday.
He was born in Woburn, the son of William C. and Barbara (Gibbons) Blades, Jr., and was a resident of Billerica all of his life.
He was a member of the graduating class of 1965 from Billerica Memorial High School, having been class president of his class for four years, and also captain of the high school football team.
He had been a member of St. Mary's Boy Scout Troop 53 of Pinehurst, and past president of St. Mary's CYO. He had also been a chief squire of the Alfred J. Casline Circle, served as chief councilor to the Squires, and was presently a member of the Billerica Knights of Columbus Council 3963.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Blades, Sr., of Florida, and three sisters, Judith, Edith, and Susan Blades, all of Billerica.