Private First Class Earl L. Blair was born in 1908. He was the son of William G. Blair and Martha L. Hensly.
Private First Class Blair enlisted in the military on February 27, 1941 in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He served in the European theater of the war in the 66th Infantry Regiment, 71st Infantry Division. He was killed in action on Tuesday, April 3, 1945 in Germany. He is buried in Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten (Plot D, Row 10, Grave 2).