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is honored on Panel 30W, Line 74 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 8/28/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Technical Sergeant John Wallace Israel, Served with the 50th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 314th Tactical Airlift Wing, 13th Air Force.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/7/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear TSGT John Wallace Israel, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 9/18/13 - by Robert Sage
    John is buried at Piney Mountain Methodist Cemetery, Candler, Buncombe County, NC. AM-OLC
  • Remembrance profile begun on AFTWS

    Posted on 8/10/09 - by Mike Bell, AFTWS member #83323
    TSgt Israel perished with 7 other airmen aboard "Herky" C-130E Hercules tail #64-0545 on 8 Mar 69 in a landing accident at their home base Ching Chuan Kang (CCK) AB, Taiwan while serving with the 50th Tactical Airlift Squadron of the 314th Tactical Airlift Group. There is a suggestion that for at least some airmen aboard, this mission was one leg of their Freedom Flight home.

    The others aboard and lost that day were:
    Col Ralph Cone
    LtCol Paul E. Garrett
    Maj Warren L. Long
    Sgt Alan C. Martin
    SSgt Barry Murtaugh
    Maj Raymond Tacke
    SSgt Gordon Wheeler

    A Remembrance has been started for him at:
  • seeking family members

    Posted on 5/27/05 - by cindy Long
    My father Maj Warren L. Long was also killed on this flight. If you see this post please email
    You can locate my father's pg on panel 30 line 101
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The Wall of Faces

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