to the J.P. Blecksmith Leadership Foundation (JPBLF) and thank you for visiting our website. The Foundation and the website were created to perpetuate the legacy and honor the life and sacrifice of J.P. Blecksmith; a Marine 2nd Lieutenant who was killed in Fallujah, Iraq on November 11, 2004, while leading his Marines in support of Operation Phantom Fury.

A young man of unflappable integrity and perseverance, J.P. was a gifted athlete, a compassionate friend, a fierce patriot and a devoted leader. With a great sense of humor, J.P. had an infinite list of dreams, goals and aspirations.

Like so many of the men and women who either serve or have served in the military, J.P. embodied all that is right with this great Country. Our mission is to keep his memory and legacy of leadership alive.

Alex Blecksmith
Founder and President

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”
-George Orwell

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2010-2011 Memorial Scholarship Fund recipient - Lucas Kim '12
2009-2010 Memorial Scholarship Fund recipient - Abigail Deckop '11
2008-2009 Memorial Scholarship Fund recipient - Alina Khodadian
Jun 26, 2008 Flintridge Prep's ACL
2007-2008 Memorial Scholarship Fund recipient - Erica Slater

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