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STANLEY GERALD HARTSON

  • Wall Name:STANLEY G HARTSON
  • Date of Birth:4/25/1936
  • Date of Casualty:2/11/1962
  • Home of Record:MARIANNA
  • County of Record:JACKSON COUNTY
  • State:FL
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:1LT
  • Panel/Row: 1E, 6
  • Casualty Province:PROV UNKNOWN, MR III

JACK DATE LE TOURNEAU

  • Wall Name:JACK D LE TOURNEAU
  • Date of Birth:10/26/1933
  • Date of Casualty:2/11/1962
  • Home of Record:HUGHSON
  • County of Record:STANISLAUS COUNTY
  • State:CA
  • Branch of Service:AIR FORCE
  • Rank:1LT
  • Panel/Row: 1E, 6
  • Casualty Province:PROV UNKNOWN, MR III

EDWARD KNELL KISSAM JR


is honored on Panel 1E, Row 6 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of CAPT Edward K. Kissam Jr.

    Posted on 8/3/15 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On Sunday, February 11, 1962, a Douglas SC-47A aircraft (# 15732) from 1st Air Commando Squadron, 314th Air Division, 13th Air Force was on a propaganda leaflet dropping flight over South Vietnam when it crashed in the mountains near Bao Loc, Lam Dong Province, South Vietnam. The aircraft’s proposed flight path was from Saigon to Da Nang to drop propaganda leaflets with a New Year's message from President Kennedy over the high plateau area of central Vietnam. As the aircraft swept low near the village of Blao, a concealed enemy force opened fire. The plane was struck by small arms fire and crashed in the mountains southwest of the village. A joint U.S./Vietnamese rescue team was sent to the crash site to recover the remains of the eight U.S. servicemen who were aboard the aircraft. They included six USAF personnel: CAPT Edward K. Kissam Jr., CAPT Joseph M. Fahey Jr., 1LT Jack D. Le Tourneau, 1LT Stanley G. Hartson, TSGT Floyd M. Frazier, and A1C Robert L. Westfall; two U.S. Army personnel: 2LT Lewis M. Walling Jr., and SP4 Glen F. Merrihew; and 2 unknown South Vietnamese Air Force personnel. [Taken from aviation-safety.net and togetherweserved.com]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/15/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Edward Knell Kissam Jr, 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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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/15/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Captain Edward Knell Kissam Jr, 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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  • Submitted by the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation

    Posted on 8/2/13 - by New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
    If you have any additional information about this hero or are a relative, please contact the Foundation at shagarty@njvvmf.org or 1-800-648-8387.
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  • Wish i could have met you

    Posted on 10/8/12 - by sawh0110@yahoo.com

    I was born many years after viet nam but growing up with your sister, my grandmother. she always has a picture of you as soon as you walk into the house. Growing up I always wanted to meet you. Now as i serve in the Air Force as well with an Afghanistan Tour under my belt and another coming up next year i want you to know that i still think about you and how much you and I would have to talk about if you were around. Everyone still talks about you so you know you are not forgotten and i know as i serve my time in the Air Force you watch over me as well. My Grandfather on my moms side was in the Air Force so im sure you two have met already and the both of you watch over me as i do my duties in the worlds greatest Air Force

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