U.S. Army SPC
LODD: August 5, 2007

US Army SPC Justin Richard Blackwell, 27, was killed in the line of duty on August 5, 2007, from an IED blast in Baghdad, Iraq while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

SPC Blackwell grew up in a military family and joined the Army in 2000. Blackwell was serving his third tour in Iraq at the time of his death. SPC Blackwell was assigned to the 59th Military Police Company, 759th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military Police Brigade, and Fort Carson, Colorado.

Blackwell is survived by his Aunt, Peggy, and three children. He is also survived by his mom, Hazel, and dad, Stephen, his brother, Nathan, and sister-in-law, Megan, in Tennessee.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation paid off the mortgage on the Blackwell family’s home.