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Sgt Aron Blum
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Iraq
Sgt Aron Blum
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(This address has been requested 24 times.) (NOTE **)
APO/FPO: FPO AP (Note 1*)
Added here: 05 October 2006
End date: 16 Oct 2006 (Note 3*)
Contact for approx number of Males: 12, Females: 0 (Note 5*)
Unit is from: California (Note 6*)
Sgt. Aron C. Blum

10 Jan 2007:
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 022-07
January 10, 2007

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DoD Identifies Marine Casualty


            The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

            Sgt. Aron C. Blum, 22, of Tucson, Ariz., died Dec. 28 at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, Calif., of a non-hostile cause after being evacuated from Al Anbar province, Iraq, on Dec. 8. Blum was assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.


ID of Tucson Marine who served in Iraq released
By SHERYL KORNMAN
Tucson Citizen
The Department of Defense Wednesday identified a Marine who died while he was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom as Sgt. Aron C. Blum, 22, of Tucson.
He died of a nonhostile cause Dec. 28 at Naval Medical Center in San Diego, after he was evacuated Dec. 8 from Al Anbar province, Iraq.
Blum was assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.
He was buried in Tucson.
Blum wrote on his MySpace.com profile that he is a 2002 graduate of Sahuaro High School.
He said he enlisted in the Marines after graduation, enjoyed playing baseball, soccer and golf, and liked working on cars, bikes and airplanes.
He is survived by his parents, Robert and Dale Blum of Tucson, and a brother, Atly Blum, who is a Marine.
The Air Force conducted a flyover at Palo Verde Park here on Saturday in honor of his military service.
His body was received here at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.


Parents of Tucson Marine Who Died Suddenly From Rare Blood Disease Trying To Understand How He Died

Shelby Baker

KGUN9 On Your Side

A rare blood disease suddenly claims the life of a Tucson Marine, leaving his parents in shock. The parents are trying to come to terms with their son's sudden death. Sergeant Aron Blum contracted a rare blood disease while serving in Iraq and died just three weeks later. When Aron Blum noticed bruising on his body and cuts that wouldn't stop bleeding he knew realized something wasn't right.

Aplastic anemia is very rare, affecting two out of every one million people. Some of the risk factors include treatment with high-dose radiation or chemotherapy for cancer and, exposure to toxic chemicals.

Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2007


15 Nov 2006
Dear Any Soldier.com

I thank you for everything you have done for me and my unit. But I would like to be removed from your mailing list because I just got the wonderful news I am going home soon, so there isn't any reason for me to receive any more of your wonderful packages and I don't want to take away from anyone else that should receive your packages. Again thank you for everything your organization has done.

Sincerely

Sgt Aron C. Blum


05 Oct 2006
Dear Sir or Ma'am,

    Our conditions aren't bad. We live in what we call "a can", its like a semi-trucks trailer cut in half with a window and an a/c unit.We do have electricity in our "cans", so we watch each others movies but we have seen them all. We wouldn't mind some Tom Clancy style novels. Our shop likes to play all sorts of card and board games so sending stuff like that would be wounderfull. We always enjoy letters and cards. Well I thank you for taking time and reading this note and I wish you all well.

                         Sgt. Blum, Aron C.

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The ONLY changes are that the addresses of our contacts are now hidden and the number of addresses you can get are limited. You may obtain addresses simply by clicking on the link provided and correctly filling out the form, the address will then be emailed to you immediately.

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New with us (December 2005) you might notice "APO AA" and "FPO AA". This is for units in the Caribbean/South America. Normally. However, due to the nature of some units they may be in Iraq but have an address showing "FPO AA". Mail addresses to "AA" goes out of Miami, Florida.

(Note 2.): Why are military addresses weird? There isn't a street address or city. What gives? Correct, just about everything about the military is weird to civilians. Military units are very mobile, they move around a lot, often they even become part of another unit. The APO (Army Post Office) and FPO (Fleet Post Office) assign APO and FPO numbers as needed, they are NOT static. An APO/FPO number may be for a large unit, or a location. An APO/FPO number for Baghdad today may be for Frankfurt tomorrow.

(Note 3.): The "Expect to not mail past" date is only an approximate and is one of the least reliable things on this web site. It is because of this that you must check often before you send anything to this unit. There are a few reasons this date is not reliable, to include: it IS the Military, we ARE dealing with the APO/FPO/DPO. The only thing that does not change in the military is that things will change. PLEASE NOTE that a Contact is dropped off our active list 30 days PRIOR to their date leaving to help avoid mail bouncing.

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( Note 6.): This is simply where the unit this contact is from. This is NOT a true picture of the folks in the unit as most all units are made up of folks from all over the United States.) A "Composite Unit" is one made up of other units and is usually temporary for a particular mission.

( Note 7.): Updated APO/FPO/DPO mailing restrictions> courtesy of Oconus.com (gone now) (Note: About Restriction "U2": "U2 - Limited to First Class Letters", Box "R" is for retired personnel that live overseas and are still authorized an APO/FPO box. Their address will be something like Box 3345R. Doubt you will see anything like that in Afghanistan or Iraq or ...)(Please Note: Sometime in August 2013, Oconus.com changed the code on their page and our form doesn't work with them anymore, so a link to their page is the best we can do, sorry.)


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