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Wilkes County Veterans History Project: Curtis "Blaine" Lomax

Veteran's Photos

Veteran's Story

Curtis "Blaine" Lomax was born on January 15, 1944 in West Grove, Pennsylvania to Rev. Rhea and Mary Louise Smith Lomax. He enlisted in the United States Army in August 1966 and while serving, worked as a medic from 1966-1969. He was stationed in West Berlin, Germany and was promoted to the rank of E-5. 

Following his service years, Blaine worked for the Department of Social Services in Pennsylvania, retiring after more that twenty years.   He also joined the Army Reserves, serving during the years 1987-1994, in Philadelphia.

After relocating to North Carolina, he worked for Wilkes County Department of Social Services and as a Child Advocate Worker at Our House. He was also the President of the NAACP, Wilkes County Chapter.  Photography was his passion. 

He was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Occupational Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Cold War Army Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and a Professional Development Ribbon. 

Blaine died at age 84, on June 29, 2018, leaving behind his loving wife Kay Dowell-Lomax.