My name is William Reed Blackstone. Recently I started an attempt to write a book about my memories of my father CWO4 Carey Reed Blackstone. I am still waiting on his records to be shipped to me and am desperately trying to find more about the man who spoke so little of his own past.
I am hoping to find people he may have served with, shared a story with, as I try to rebuild my memories of my Father. I know very little of his history but I will never forget seeing the Blackhorse emblem on his flight bag and uniform.
CWO4 Carey Reed Blackstone lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on November 25 1998. I know that He was an IP for the AH-1 for a period of time but little else. I also found the attached poem in his wallet after he died. I am not making claim that he was present at the battle of An Bac but there must have been some reason for him to carry it for so long.