By Kay S. Pedrotti
U.S. Air Force Sgt. Arthur Blake Crews of Barnesville never had a chance to serve in Vietnam combat – he died Sept. 24, 1968, on the way to southeast Asia.
According to his sister-in-law Susie Crews of Barnesville, the young man was on a transport aircraft when the plane was forced to make an emergency landing on a Pacific island and caught fire.
Arthur Blake Crews