Blaine currently lives in Webster City Iowa. He did three tours of duty in Korea as a Marine sniper. He was the number one USMC sniper in the Korean War. He was called up from the reserves again in the Vietnam War and did another tour there and was the sixth highest scoring sniper there. He retired from Van Diest Supply Company after 24 years as Director of Personnel and Safety. For 42 years, He has been the outdoor editor of the Daily Freeman Journal, the Webster City Newspaper.