Blevins Middle School

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Blevins History

History

Blevins, named for Theodore Blevins, a long-time PSD educator and coach, opened in 1968. In 2005, T.R. Blevins was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for “gallantry in action;” we are proud to house the Silver Star and strive to carry on the T.R. Blevins legacy.

                 

T. R. Blevins Silver Star Award

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, has awarded the Silver Star to:  (then) first Sergeant Theodore R. Blevins of the United States Army for gallantry in action against the enemy on September 28, 1918, in the vicinity of Montrebeau Woods, France, while assigned to Company B, 139th Infantry, 35th Division, American Expeditionary Forces.  While his company was moving forward through a heavy barrage of machine guns and artillery, First Sergeant Blevins, even though he was not in command of any platoon, got out in front of a skirmish line deployed at wide intervals and ran the whole length of the skirmish line while cautioning the men to keep wide intervals, to keep a straight line and to keep going.  Thus, due to the First Sergeant Blevins’ example of leadership and fearlessness under fire, it enabled the company commander to bring his company through this barrage in a wide skirmish line thereby suffering comparatively few losses and made it possible for the company commander to have perfect control of the company when it reached the objective and assisted in resisting an enemy counterattack, which was already underway when the company arrived at the edge of Montrebeau Woods.  The gallantry displayed by First Sergeant Blevins was in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit on himself, the 139th Infantry, and the United States Army.