Senior Chief in Naval Special Warfare, David "Blake" McLendon lost and 9 other American Military personal lost their lives when the helicopter in which they were traveling crashed in Zabul Province, Southern Afghanistan, Sept. 21, 2010, supporting a Special Operations Mission.
McLendon was a Navy Cryptologic Technician assigned to an east coast Naval Special Warfare unit. He entered the Navy in 1998 and reported to Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, III. In September of 1998, McLendon attended "CT" a school at Corry Station, Pensacola, Fla. During his 12-year Navy career, McLendon served at various Navy commands in Norfolk, Va., Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Brunswick, Maine. His fellow service members said they remember McLendon as a consummate Navy professional.
McLendon is survived by his widow, brother, sister and parents of Thomasville, Ga.( His father is a retired Navy Vet. & retired Capt. of the Thomasville Fire Dept.).
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The PGR has the honor of being requested, by the family, to escort this hero home from Tallahassee Regional Airport on Mon. 9-27-10. Man flag lines for visitation at Allen & Allen Funeral Home on Thurs. 9-30-10 in Thomasville, Ga. and escort, with flag lines for services, Thomas County Central High School Auditorium, on Fri. 10-01-10.
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