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DAVID BRANTLEY ALTMAN

  • Wall Name:DAVID B ALTMAN
  • Date of Birth:3/17/1945
  • Date of Casualty:10/6/1967
  • Home of Record:BLACKSHEAR
  • County of Record:PIERCE COUNTY
  • State:GA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:SP4
  • Panel/Line:27E, 57
  • Casualty Province:BINH DUONG

GABRIEL BACA

  • Wall Name:GABRIEL BACA
  • Date of Birth:8/3/1942
  • Date of Casualty:10/6/1967
  • Home of Record:SANTA CRUZ
  • County of Record:SANTA FE COUNTY
  • State:NM
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:PFC
  • Panel/Line:27E, 57
  • Casualty Province:DINH TUONG

FRANK ALTON ARMSTRONG III


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

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REMEMBRANCES

  • 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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  • IN REMEMBRANCE OF MAJOR FRANK ALTON ARMSTRONG III WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

    Posted on 1/18/16 - by CLAY MARSTON CLAYMARSTON@HOTMAIL.COM

    MAJOR

    FRANK ALTON ARMSTRONG III

    served as a pilot of a

    DOUGLAS A-1E SKYRAIDER

    with the

    1st AIR COMMANDO SQUADRON

    at PLEIKU AIR BASE

    He became a
    posthumous recipient
    of the following
    military decorations
    and service medals

    SILVER STAR

    PURPLE HEART with Oak Leaf Cluster

    AIR MEDAL

    USAF LONGEVITY SERVICE MEDAL with Two Oak Leaf Clusters

    USAF SMALL ARMS MARKSMANSHIP RIBBON

    NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL with Bronze Star

    VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL with Bronze Star

    REPUBLIC OF SOUTH VIETNAM GALLANTRY CROSS with PALM

    REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL

    and was entitled to wear

    SENIOR PILOT WINGS

    CITATION FOR
    POSTHUMOUS AWARD OF THE
    SILVER STAR MEDAL

    Major Frank A. Armstrong III distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as an A-1E fighter pilot in the Republic of Vietnam on 6 October 1967. On that date, Major Armstrong led a flight of two Skyraiders flying air cover for helicopters during an insertion. When he observed the lead helicopter taking intense automatic weapons fire from the landing zone, Major Armstrong led his flight on repeated attacks against the gun positions until his aircraft was hit and observed to crash and explode on impact with the ground. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Major Armstrong has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.


    He remains to this day as
    Missing In Action



    YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

    NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE



    R E M E M B R A N C E


    ====================

    FRANK ALTON ARMSTRONG III was born on 7 March 1930, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

    He later on enlisted in United States Air Force Preflight Training on 29 October 1952, then attended Undergraduate Pilot Training, receiving a commission as a 2d Lieutenant and was awarded his pilot wings at Greenville AFB, Mississippi, on 24 February 1955.

    1st Lieutenant Armstrong completed Pilot Instructor School in July 1955 then served as an instructor pilot with the 3617th Pilot Training Squadron at Craig AFB, Alabama, until June 1959.

    He next completed F-100 Super Sabre Combat Crew Training in April 1960, followed by F-100 Operational Training until August 1960.

    Captain Armstrong served with the 417th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Ramstein AB, West Germany, from September 1960 to April 1963, followed by service as a gunnery instructor at Luke AFB, Arizona, from May 1963 to November 1964.

    His next assignment was as an instructor pilot back at Ramstein AB from November 1964 to August 1965, followed by service with the 10th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Hahn AB, West Germany, from August 1965 to July 1966.

    He was a duty officer with the Operations Division of the 7260th Support Group at Lindsey AS, West Germany, from July 1966 to May 1967, followed by service in Southeast Asia with the 1st Air Commando Squadron at Pleiku AB in the Republic of Vietnam.

    Major Armstrong flew A-1 Skyraiders in combat from June 1967 until he was shot down by antiaircraft fire and was Killed In Action in Laos on 6 October 1967.

    He had been shot down on an earlier mission on 13 July 1967, but was rescued.

    His remains have never been recovered.

    Frank Alton Armstrong, III, was the son of Air Force Lieutenant General Frank Alton Armstrong, Jr. ( 1902-1969 ).

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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/1/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Major Frank Alton Armstrong III, 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.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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