Thornton, Blake Evans
Blake Thornton, 33. He was stationed at Ellsworth AFB and perished trying to save lives while working for the Radio Emergency Assistance Team (REACT), along with three other members of his team. He was survived by his wife, one son and one daughter. Buried in the Midway Cemetery, Hodges, Texas.
“Thornton, Blake Evans,” Flood of 1972, accessed August 1, 2021, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/516.