Wilfrid Mason Blunt
Colonel, United States Army
M. BLUNT, 78, ARMY COLONEL, DIES
WASHINGTON, May 13, 1967 – Colonel Wilfrid Mason Blunt, a retired Army career officer and a great-grandson of Francis Scott Key, author of “The Star Spangled Banner,” died of cancer yesterday in Walter Reed General Hospital. He was 78 years old and lived in Bethesda, Maryland.
Colonel Blunt, a holder of the Legion of Merit, was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1911 and retired in 1948. In World War I he was a battalion commander in the 80th and the 4th Divisions. In World War II he was commanding officer of Camp Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
He played on the War Department Polo Club team, exhibited in horse shows and was formerly master of foxhounds of the Potomac Hunt in Maryland. Following his retirement from the Army, he became an active yachtsman.
Colonel Blunt was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Surviving are his widow, the former Elizabeth
Fleming; three daughters, Mrs. Jack E. Henson, Mrs. John T. Wainwright
and Ellen Key Blunt and eight grandchildren.
BLUNT, ELIZABETH F
Posted: 14 January 2009