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is honored on Panel 23E, Line 10 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 9/27/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear A1C Bernard Ford,
    Thank you for your service with the Tactical Fighter Wing. It is now fall, and as the seasons pass, it is important to remember you all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 11/19/16 - by
    A1C Bernard F. Ford was U.S. Air Force dog handler attached to the 35th Security Police Squadron, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force. On July 5, 1967, A1C Ford was patrolling with his dog in the Juliet area perimeter along its many towers at Phan Rang Air Base when personnel in the security towers heard a shot ring out. The tower closest to Ford tried to contact him and when there was no reply a USAF Security jeep (SAT jeep) responded to the area. Tensions were high because the perimeter security did not know if a probe was underway or not. Ford was found shot from an accidental weapon discharge. It was determined that Airman Ford had a chambered round and the weapon accidently went off when his dog lunged for some reason with the round passing through his head, killing him instantly. Security police had to get some other K9 handlers to get control of his dog before anyone could get to him, the dog not allowing anyone near him. Security police on duty were admonished to have an empty chamber in their weapons, but when the shot rang out and Ford did not answer, it was reported that rounds could be heard being chambered all along the Juliet posts. [Taken from and]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 7/5/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear A1C Bernard F Ford, 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
  • Never Forgotten

    Posted on 1/18/12
    (Photo Credit: his niece Linda Juarez) Rest in peace with the warriors.
  • We Remember

    Posted on 11/28/09 - by Robert Sage
    Bernard is buried at Calvary Cemetery in Evanston, IL.
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