Cpl. Jackey D. Blosser
August 31, 1929 to December 2, 1950
D Co, 1st Bn, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Div.
CPL Blosser was born in Parsons, West Virginia; the 11th child of fourteen. He is survived by one sister, Bonnie Shingleton of Flat Rock, Michigan and numerous nieces and nephews.
CPL Blosser entered the U.S. Army September 14, 1948. He went missing in action on December 2, 1950, after Chinese Communist Forces (CCF) attacked his unit during their withdrawal from the Pungnyuri Inlet to Hagaruri, North Korea, during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir.
In 2018, the North Korean government turned over fifty-five boxes containing the remains of
U.S. service members. One contained remains reportedly recovered from the province near where CPL Blosser went missing. U.S. analysts with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) used laboratory analyses and circumstantial evidence to identifiy Cpl. Blosser from among these collective remains. His family was notified on November 12, 2019.
Betty Roberts, Niece
My Uncle Jack arrived home late on 30 Jul from Hawaii. His service was the following morning and he was laid to rest in the National Veterans Cemetery in Grafton, WV. We canceled our service twice due to COVID. It was difficult getting him from Hawaii because many of their contract flights are no longer available. We were told he would arrive 48 – 72 hours prior to his service. He arrived about 9 hours prior to service.
It was a lovely ceremony. There were 14 children in Jack’s family. Only my Aunt Bonnie still remains. She traveled from Michigan to WV and then we traveled from WV to Pittsburg, PA and back for his remains. We were escorted to the airport by the PA Patriot Guard and some WV Patriot Guard. Seeing his remains come off of that plane was overwhelming. The Patriot Guard escorted the remains from Pittsburg to WV. What a wonderful group those folks are. I cannot say enough good things about all those who participated from Hawaii to his final resting place. I only hope others will be able to celebrate the return of their loved ones. DPAA and other organizations deserve so much credit for all they do.
If ever anyone questions how great our country is, they just need to see all that goes into bring these loved ones home and to their final resting place.