A memory by Bob Blackstone July 2005 Lee Roy (Doc) Blackstone - He died in 1947. He was only 33 years old.
Doc was in World War II. He was stationed in the Philippine Islands. He and some of his buddies put on a rodeo for the soldiers. One of the things that he did was bull-dog a water buffalo from a army jeep. He was also a cowboy.
He was later in the Gilbert Islands fighting the Japanese and contacted malaria fever real bad. He was sent to the hospital in Hawaii and stayed there six months. He was then sent to the veterans hospital for about 4 months in Los Angeles, Ca. He was then shipped to veterans hospital in Houston. He was able to leave the hospital several times to visit the family at home, but, as he would get worse he would have to go back. He died at the Veterans hospital in 1947.
He was a colorful and loving brother. One of my sisters said it best, "If you never knew Docy boy then you have missed a little piece of heaven.