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Info Sheet/Obit for Thomas M. Youngblood
Deceased 8 September 2005

Tom's medals, Comments from Dale Dow

BrantleyThomas M. Youngblood, 57, died Thursday, September 8, 2005 at his residence on Rayonier Road in Jesup, under the care of the Hospice of South Georgia. The Fulton Co., GA., native was a former resident of Statesboro, and had lived in Jesup for the past thirty years. He was a member of the Jesup Primitive Baptist Church, the Jesup V.F.W., the Hinesville V.V.A., a avid hunter, fisherman, and scuba diver. He was co-owner of the Hinesville Plate Glass which he opened in 1975 and he started the T.M.Y. Home Construction Business in 1994. Mr. Youngblood served two tours of duty in Vietnam from 1970 to 1972 with F. Troop, 4th Calvary of the U.S. Army. He was the recipient of the Combat Aircrew Badge, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal with 43 Missions, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon, Vietnam Service with 4 Stars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Oak Leaf Cluster. He was preceded in death by his father and step-mother, Sydny and Susie Youngblood and his grandmother, Ann Manning. Survivors are his wife, O'Naria "Ned" Edenfield Youngblood of Jesup; his mother, Toni Williams of Beaufort, SC; his daughter, Frankie Anne Y. Stone of Holt, MO; three sons, Mike (Cindy) Woodard of Jesup, Walter (Vikki) Woodard of Ft. Mill, SC and Bruce (Onda) Woodard of Ft. Mill, SC; a sister, Sylvia Y. DeLong of Macon, GA; two half-sisters, Debra Suttcliff of Beaufort, SC and Susan Helmly of Savannah; a brother, Phillip Youngblood of Palm Beach, FL; a half-brother, John Sauls of Beaufort, SC; two step-brothers, Sammy Ahurn of Locust Grove, GA and Bruce Ahurn of Hapeville, GA; sixteen grandchildren and one great grandson. Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday, September 11, 2005 the funeral home. Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 12, 2005 at Jesup Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Tommy Waters officiating. Burial with full military rites were held in the New Hope Cemetery. Gordon-Harrison Funeral Home & Carter Funeral Home Jesup Savannah Morning News, September 10, 2005


Dale Dow: In a series of emails that Tom and I exchanged back in 2003, Tom said that he flew as a crew chief with B-3/17. Tom moved to F/4 in early 1972, with several other pilots and enlisted, when B-3/17 were sent home.