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Blanchfield family donates medals during hospital’s 30th anniversary ceremony

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Walter “Junior” Blanchfield and his wife Sadie, both of Winchester, VA, along with their daughter Tammi Desimone of Frederick, MD traveled to Fort Campbell, KY September 5th to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the hospital named for Junior’s great-aunt.

The hospital was officially named in honor of Col. Florence A. Blanchfield September 17th, 1982.

Col. Florence A. Blanchfield's great-great-niece, Tammi Desimone, donates the originial Florence Nightingale medal awarded to Blanchfield by the International Red Cross. Desimone and her parents, Walter "Junior" and Sadie Blanchfield, visited the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in Fort Campbell, Ky. Sept. 4, 2012 to help celebrate the hospital's 30th anniversary.

Col. Florence A. Blanchfield’s great-great-niece, Tammi Desimone, donates the originial Florence Nightingale medal awarded to Blanchfield by the International Red Cross. Desimone and her parents, Walter “Junior” and Sadie Blanchfield, visited the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in Fort Campbell, Ky. Sept. 4, 2012 to help celebrate the hospital’s 30th anniversary.

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