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Chris Blaido

Chris Blaido

MARINES / Belle Plaine

About Chris:

Sgt Chris Blaido served 5 years of active duty in the USMC. He deployed to Iraq to a FOB near Fallujah, and exited with an honorable discharge. Since then his nephew has joined the USMC to be like his uncle and is currently home on leave from boot camp. Sgt Blaido also belongs to some veterans organizations for therapeutic relationships after military service.

Blaido served in one combat tour to Al Teqquedum, Iraq in 2009 in support of Falujah area Operation Iraqi Freedom

Awards, Achievements & Service:

  • 3x Meritorious Mast
  • 2x Iraqi Campaign
  • National defense commendation
  • Sea service commendation
  • Global war on terrorism commendation
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Expert Rifleman
  • Marine Corps Martial Arts instructor
  • Suicide Prevention Instructor

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Chris’ Playlist:

“Runnin with the Devil” – Van Halen
“Barracuda” – Heart
“Pride & Joy” – Stevie Ray Vaughn
“Lola” – Kinks
“Heat of the Moment” – Asia
“Enter Sandman” – Metallica