This Memorial Page Established by Laken Blount
Born July 24,1988 of Petal, Mississippi, KIA on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, in Mosul, Iraq, when
enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device while he and an
officer, Lt. Robert Collins, were conducting a patrol. SPC Blount was assigned to Bravo
Company, 1st 12 Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team headquartered
at Fort Stewart in Savannah, Georgia. Anthony was three weeks away from coming home on
leave to his wife, Amanda, for the birth of their first child, a little girl to be named Avery
Elizabeth Blount. Anthony was a graduate of Petal High School and joined the military soon
after graduating. Anthony had a great sense of humor and taught himself how to play the
guitar. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct
Medal, and the Mississippi Medal of Honor. To a country, a fallen soldier means a national
loss; to a community, a fallen soldier means a true hero; to a wife or paren!
t, a fallen soldier means a husband or son who won't be coming home.He loved serving his
country and was a true soldier. He is survived by his wife, 31 Amanda; his daughter, Avery;
his parents, Billy and Kay Blount of 32 Petal; sisters, Laken Blount of Southaven and Lori
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS
FRIENDS. - ST JOHN 15:13
Memorial Day 2015
I received SPC Blount's name through Wear Blue: Run to Remember. I ran 5K this morning in
his honor. His sacrifice is not forgotten. I remember him and offer my prayers for his family
this Memorial Day.
Memorial Day 2012
This Memorial Day weekend, I found Spc. Anthony Blount on website. I have never met Spc.
Blount, but today I pray for his young widow, and precious baby girl, Avery. I pray for his
parents and sisters, particularly as they face their first Memorial Day without Anthony. His
sacrifice is not lost. His family's sacrifice is not lost. I will dwell on his memory this weekend,
and I will raise our flag in his honor. This weekend, in Anthony's memory, I will teach my
daughters the significance of this weekend. Love and prayers for blessing to his family, from
our family in Texas.
|Spc. Anthony Blount
United States Army
KIA 07 April 2010 Mosul Iraq