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On this day: July 11

POSTED: 08:33 AM PDT Jul 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 10, 2013 

A vice president duels for honor, the Marine Corps is re-established, a folk singer debuts, a space station plummets to Earth, and Martin Luther King earns a posthumous honor, all on this day.

OTD July 11 - Michael Blassie
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U.S. Air Force

1998: U.S. Air Force Lt. Michael Blassie, a casualty of the Vietnam War, is laid to rest near his Missouri home. He had been positively identified from his remains that had been enshrined in the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington, Va.

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