Denison Herald September 5, 1943
ROBERT E. BLANTON IN MERCHANT MARINE (photo)
Robert E. Blanton, 17-year-old son of Mrs. Willie Bruhin, 123 East Day is a private in the merchant marine. Before enlisting a year ago, he was a delivery boy for Kingston's Drug Store.
Born Dec. 30, 1927, at Caddo, Blanton has lived in Denison three years. He attended Denison High School and is a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Brothers and sisters are Junior Brown, Allen Blanton and Kay Ferrell.
Pvt. Blanton has been trained at San Diego, Cal.
(Robert E. Blanton's father was William Franklin Blanton. Robert's grandparents were John E.A.
Blanton and Margaret Keller and William G. Coble. Robert's great grandparents were Rev. Benjamin F. Blanton and Sarah L. Boone and George W. Keller and Julia E.A. Sturdivant. )
Denison Herald, September 5, 1943
Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Blanton, 513 West Hull, have one son in Africa and another at the air base at Independence, Kan. Sgt George Woodrow Blanton, 31, (left - photo) is with the military
police overseas. He has been in service two and a half years and received training at Camp Bowie, Camp Blanding, Fla., and Camp Edwards, Mass. Before enlisting, he was a truck driver here. He attended Denison High School and Paris Junior College.
Pvt. Ben F. Blanton, 20, (right -photo) is an instrument flying instructor at Independence. He has been in service 120 months and was at Perrin Field before going to Independence. Prior to his enlistment, he was
employed by the Katy Railroad. He is a graduate of Denison High School.
Two sisters, Mrs. C. Wells, Jr., and Miss Louise Blanton, live in Denison. Both men were members of the Assembly of God Church.