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IVAN DALE APPLEBY


is honored on Panel 27E, Line 63 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 10/16/18 - by Fran Liburdy ( Mrs Frank Liburdy, W4) fcl448@comcast.net
    I have a remembrance bracelet with your name on it. I am the widow of an airman (389th Bomb Group) who was shot down over Germany in WW2. I am proud and
    and appreciate your service to our Country. Rest In Peace...you are not forgotten.
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  • Brave Pilot

    Posted on 3/1/18 - by Dean Carter christopherdeancarter@hotmail.com
    From A 1995 Press Report:

    The remains of a Vietnam War-era pilot whose F-4 fighter crashed into the North Vietnamese jungle 28 years ago have been found, identified and returned to the United States, according to his widow. Air Force Colonel Ivan D. Appleby and his navigator, William Austin, were on a combat mission October 7, 1967, when a surface-to-air missile blasted their fighter plane.

    Austin was able to eject safely and was captured. Appleby's remains were returned to the United States at the end of last month.

    "There's going to be a ceremony December 8, 1995 at Arlington National Cemetery, and my children and I will be going there for that," Shirley Appleby said Thursday. The Applebys' children - Bonnie, Jay and Andrea - were 11, 10 and 8, respectively, when the family was told that their father's plane had been shot down.
    INFO: www.arlingtoncemetery.net/idapple.htm
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  • Lost but not forgotten

    Posted on 2/2/17 - by john griffiths stoveguy@comcast.net
    I wore Col. Appleby's bracelet for about 20 years. I left it at the wall and later was told by an attendant not to leave it for an MIA, but rather save and return it to his family when and if his remains were found. I have been advised, by revisiting the wall that his remains were in fact found. I still have the bracelet and would very much like to get it to the family I am afraid of opening old wounds for them also. Maybe someone can advise me...
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 9/19/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR COLONEL APPLEBY,
    THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN AIR FORCE OPERATIONS OFFICER. I AM GLAD YOU WERE IDENTIFIED IN 1995. REST IN PEACE.
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  • POW Bracelet of Lt. Col. Van Appleby

    Posted on 1/11/16 - by Linda from Pittsburgh linnielea@gmail.com
    Found my bracelet while cleaning my attic yesterday and decided to try and look him up. I did not know that this site existed. It's amazing to see a photo of him. Prayers for him and to his family. Bless him for his sacrifice.
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