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FRANK ALTON ARMSTRONG III


is honored on Panel 27E, Line 58 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • BRAVE PILOT

    Posted on 3/1/18 - by Dean Carter (Son of a now deceased USAF Vietnam Veteran, Sgt. Lonnie S. Carter, 1968-72) christopherdeancarter@gmail.com
    Son of U.S. Air Force Lt. General Frank Alton Armstrong, Jr.

    On October 6, 1967, Major Frank Alton "Dutch" Armstrong, III was the pilot of an A-1E which was on a bombing mission in southern Laos. His was the lead aircraft in a flight of two A-1E Skyraiders from the 1st Air Commando Squadron, 7th Air Force, based at Pleiku, South Vietnam.

    As Major Armstrong rolled his aircraft, tail number 52-132663, in to deliver his weapons, his aircraft was hit by antiaircraft fire, and his Skyraider rolled inverted and crashed. His wingman did not see Major Armstrong exit the aircraft, and no emergency radio signals or other signs of his survival were observed.
    INFO: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14636165/frank-alton-armstrong
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  • In remembrance

    Posted on 12/26/17 - by Marge Methvin
    I wear a memorial bracelet for Major Armstrong. My prayer is that someday his family will have answers.
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  • served together

    Posted on 6/9/17 - by bigfish@ellijay.com
    Sir I was a Security policeman assigned for Airbase Security at Pleiku AB, during the time before and after the day you went missing. I probably watched you take off and land many times. Even though I did not know you I loved my job of protecting you and all personnel on the Base. My regards to your family for their loss.
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  • Message for My Father

    Posted on 5/28/17 - by Frank A. Armstrong IV
    Dad,
    I will never forget the sacrifice you made for the people you were protecting the day you were shot down as well as for our country .

    Your grandsons know your story and are proud to have you as their grandfather. Your family misses you very much and love you.

    Your Son ,
    Frank A. Armstrong IV


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  • Remembered

    Posted on 9/26/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR MAJOR ARMSTRONG,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A FIXED WING PILOT. YOU ARE STILL MIA.
    PLEASE COME HOME. YOUR COUNTRY MISSES YOU
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