H. Kline Blevins, 18

July 31, 1932-1950s

August 22, 2013
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H. Kline Blevins, 18, of Hagerstown is being laid to rest 63 years after being captured in 1950 while serving in the U.S. Army during the first year of the Korean War.

Kline’s remains were among those found in the area of the Death Valley prisoner of war camp.

Born July 31, 1932, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late William Stuart and Carrie May (Hurley) Blevins.

He was a graduate of Hagerstown High School and was an accomplished guitar player before he went to Korea.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lonnie Gene Blevins, who also died in the Korean War in 1951, William K. Blevins and Archie D. Blevins.

He is survived by two sisters, Rita Holden of Hagerstown and Clara M. Blevins of Greencastle; and two brothers, W. Steve Blevins of Hagerstown and Lee Stewart Blevins of Maugansville.


Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with retired U.S. Army chaplain Col. Richard G. Hembrock officiating.

Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery with military honors being accorded by Combat Support Agency Support Command CSC, Fort Belvoir, Va.; Antietam Chapter No. 312 of the Korean War Veterans Association; and the Hagerstown AMVETS Post 10.

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