Portrait photo. Vice Admiral Blouin was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1933. He served in battleships, cruisers, destroyers and amphibious ships. He also commanded USS STERETT (DD-407) and USS INGERSOLL (DD-652) during World War II. He served as Commander Escort Destroyer Division 12 during the Korean hostilities, and commanded USS MOUNT McKINLEY (AGC-7) during the Lebanon crisis in 1958. He had much amphibious force experience as Commander Amphibious Squadron Four/Commander Amphibious Force Sixth Fleet (1959) and as Commander Amphibious Group One/Commander Amphibious Force, Seventh Fleet (1962-1963). On 27 July 1966 he became Commander of the Pacific Fleet Amphibious Force.
Courtesy of USS CARTER HALL (LSD-3), 1970.
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