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JAMES LINSDAY BADLEY


is honored on Panel 46E, Line 43 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 4/16/18 - by Dennis Wriston
    First Lieutenant James Lindsay Badley, Served with the 480th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force.
  • BRAVE PILOT and Silver Star recipient

    Posted on 3/3/18 - by Dean Carter (Son of a now deceased USAF Vietnam Veteran, Sgt. Lonnie S. Carter, 1968-72) christopherdeancarter@gmail.com
    Status (in 1973): Killed in Action/Body Not Recovered
    "In June 1965, he received his commission and began flight training at Williams A.F.B., Arizona. In October 1966 he received his Pilot Wings and was assigned to Davis-Monthan AFB for combat training in the F-4 Phantom.

    After graduating in August 1967, he requested combat duty at DaNang, Vietnam. He started flying combat missions on the 22nd of September 1967. On 20 November 1967 while flying his 25th mission in North Vietnam, Lt. Badley's aircraft was shot down and he was forced to bail out. He remained calm under the pressure of intense small arms fire and vectored the rescue helicopter to his position within seconds of Viet Cong capture.

    For his heroic actions, he received the Silver Star for Gallantry and the Air Medal for Meritorious Achievement.

    Lt. Badley was selected as a regular Air Force officer in November, and was also nominated for 'Junior Officer of the Year' by his wing (366th TAC Fighter Wing). His additional duties at DaNang included: Assistant Operations Officer, Assistant Finance Officer, MPC Conversion Officer, United Fund Officer, Assistant Alert Facility Officer, and Awards and Decorations Officer.

    Later that month, Lt. Badley volunteered for fifty additional North Vietnam missions in addition to his required one hundred. He was scheduled to upgrade to Command Pilot on 15 April 1968. Lt. Badley displayed his bravery again on 14 March 1968.

    On this day, with marginal weather conditions, he helped in the rescue of two downed pilots. He continued to attack and drew enemy fire away from the rescue aircraft, even after expending all available ordinance. For his selfless role in the rescue, he received the Distinguished Flying Cross for Heroism and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

    While flying his eighty-fifth mission on 27 March 1968, Lt. Badley was shot down and thereafter listed Missing In Action (MIA). 1Lt. James L. Badley was officially declared Killed In Action (KIA) on 8 May 1968."

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  • POW/MIA Bracelet Carrier

    Posted on 8/23/17 - by Donald L Niccum Jr dlniccumjr@yahoo.com
    Sir,
    I have diligently carried your bracelet for over 20 years as of today 22 August 2017. I have proudly carried your memory with me and today I may have finally contacted a family member of yours. I pray for your return home and look forward to the day that I can hand your bracelet to your family.
    Thank you for your sacrifice for this great nation. YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN!

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  • Silver Star Citation

    Posted on 3/27/17 - by A Grateful Vietnam Veteran
    *BADLEY, JAMES LINSDAY (MIA)
    Synopsis:
    The President of the United States takes Pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to James Linsday Badley, First Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force (Reserve), for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against a hostile force during an air mission in the Republic of Vietnam. First Lieutenant Badley distinguished himself by intrepid actions on 20 November 1967 while serving with 480th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force. His unquestionable valor in close combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 7th Air Force, and the United States Air Force.
    Home Town: Hermiston, Oregon
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 10/18/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR LIEUTENANT BADLEY,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A FIXED WING PILOT/ YOU ARE STILL MIA - PLEASE COME HOME. PEOPLE ARE DECORATING AND PREPARING FOR HALLOWEEN. IT IS BECAUSE OF YOU WE CAN.
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