Blount, Cecil Edward, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1954-1955, Rodman, Panama
Service Years
1935 - 1955
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Roper, NC
Last Address
Santa Rosa
Sonoma County

Date of Passing
Jan 08, 2009
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Sec: 54, Site: 1248

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
LCDR Cecil Edward "Red" Blount
C. E. Blount, USN, designated Naval Aviator (LTA) #6751 in 1940

Cecil ("Red") received his congressional appointment to the U.S.Naval Academy from North Carolina. He graduated with the Class of 1935. Upon graduation, he served on the USS RANGER (CV-4) and then went to ComAirBatFor. In '38 he served on the FARRAGUT and then to NAS Lakehurst, NJ, for his LTA wings. In '40 he served on the TEXAS. In '42 blimp duty took him to Elizabeth City, Santa Ana, South Weymouth, and Trinidad. In '43 he went to the Naval War College. He then went to Brisbane Australia on Com 7th Fleet Staff and then CO of the CARTER HALL (LSD-3) for the Leyte Landing. He was in Pearl Harbor on Com14's staff - Exec of the OBERON and the WRANGELL. In '53 he went to San Juan on ComCarib staff. 

LCDR Blount retired in '55 while stationed in Panama. In 1955 he relocated with his family to Corvallis, OR, to pursue a geology degree at Oregon State University. In the '60s and '70s he lived in Rhodesia, Congo, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada returning to Virginia in 1977. In 2006 he relocated to California to be closer to family, and passed away at the age of 97. 
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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Aviator Wings
Command at Sea
Dirigible Pilot Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)USS Ranger (CV-4)US NavyNAS Lakehurst
USS Texas (BB-35)Naval War College (Staff)COMSEVENTHFLTUSS Carter Hall (LSD-3)
CNO - OPNAVMilitary Sealift Fleet Support Command  (MSC/MSFSC), Military Sealift Command Headquarters (MSCHQ)USS Wrangell (AE-12)Commander US Forces Caribbean (COMUSFORCARIB)
Rodman, Panama
  1931-1935, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1935-1937, USS Ranger (CV-4)
  1937-1938, Commander Aircraft Battle Force
  1938-1939, USS Farragut (DD-348)
  1939-1940, 139X, NAS Lakehurst
  1940-1942, USS Texas (BB-35)
  1942-1942, NAF Elizabeth City, NC
  1942-1943, LTA South Weymouth
  1943-1943, Naval War College (Staff)
  1943-1944, COMSEVENTHFLT
  1944-1945, USS Carter Hall (LSD-3)
  1946-1948, 14th Naval District/COMNAVBASE Pearl Harbor
  1949-1951, CNO - OPNAV
  1949-1953, Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), Military Sealift Fleet Support Command (MSC/MSFSC)
  1952-1953, USS Wrangell (AE-12)
  1953-1954, Commander US Forces Caribbean (COMUSFORCARIB)
  1954-1955, Rodman, Panama
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Borneo Operations
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyOregon State University
  1931-1935, United States Naval Academy
  1955-1958, Oregon State University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 08, 2009, LCdr. Cecil Edward Blount, USN Retired4
  Nov 02, 2013, General Photos
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