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GEORGE BARRY LOCKHART


is honored on Panel 1W, Line 101 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Capt George B. Lockhart - Alexandria's Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Posted on 11/22/17 - by kr
    Shown is an overhead picture of the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Alexandria, VA. Dedicated on 6 July 2002, the Plaza/Memorial both remembers and honors not only Capt George Barry Lockhart, U.S. Air Force, with a Gold Star above his name, but the 66 other men from the city who died in Vietnam. The “Friends of Rocky Versace” annually conduct Memorial Day & Veterans Day Ceremonies at the Plaza/Memorial and cordially invite Capt Lockhart's family members, Air Force Academy 1969 classmates, his brothers-in-arms and friends to join us at the observances.
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  • Capt George B. Lockhart - Remembered in Alexandria

    Posted on 11/21/17 - by kr
    Shown is an artist's rendering of Alexandria's Vietnam Veterans Memorial - the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Capt George Barry Lockhart is one of 67 men from Alexandria, Virginia who will be remembered on the Memorial.
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  • Capt George B. Lockhart - Birthday Remembrance (70th)

    Posted on 2/17/17 - by kr
    The “Friends of Rocky Versace” remember one of Rocky’s fellow Service Academy graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs and one of the 67 men whose name is chiseled into stone at the Captain Rocky Versace Plaza and Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Capt George Barry Lockhart , on what would’ve been his 70th birthday – 17 February 2017.
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  • Final Mission of CAPT George B. Lockhart

    Posted on 12/17/14 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On December 21, 1972, a B-52 bomber from the 72nd Strat Wing, Anderson AFB Guam, was sent on a bombing mission during the famed Christmas Bombings during that month. By the 21st, when the B-52 departed for the Hanoi region, 8 B-52's and several fighter bombers had been lost since December 18, and 43 flyers had been captured or killed during the same period. The Christmas Bombings, despite press accounts to the contrary, were of the most precise the world had seen. Pilots involved in the immense series of strikes generally agree that the strikes against anti-aircraft and strategic targets was so successful that the U.S., had it desired, "could have taken the entire country of Vietnam by inserting an average Boy Scout troop in Hanoi and marching them southward." A very high percentage of B-52 aircrew were captured immediately and returned in 1973, a much higher percentage than strategists imagined. Beyond that number, several were known to have made it safely to the ground, yet did not return for unknown reasons. When the B-52 from 72 Strat Wing, Guam was hit by a surface-to-air missile in the early hours of December 21, 1972, the fate of the crewmembers was varied. Multiple emergency beepers were heard by aircraft in the area, indicating that several of the crew members had safely bailed out of the crippled aircraft. James Lollar was captured and subsequently released in March the following year. The U.S. did not know he had been captured. CAPT Ronald D. Perry's remains were returned exactly 3 years to the day from the day he was shot down. The remains of CAPT Randall J. Craddock, COL Bobby A. Kirby, CAPT George B. Lockhart and MAJ Charles E. Darr were returned six days short of the sixteenth anniversary of their shoot-down. The positive identifications of the second group to be returned were announced in August 1989. Another returned POW, Ernest Moore, mentioned that he believed Darr had been held at the "Zoo" in Hanoi, but the U.S. never changed Darr's status from Missing to Prisoner. George B. Lockhart is a 1969 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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  • RETURNING MR. LOCKHART'S PERSONAL BELONGING

    Posted on 1/2/14
    Dear Mr. Lockhart's family,

    I am a young Vietnamese whose grandfather fought in the US-VN war. I am currently keeping Mr. Lockhart's "Water Activity Pass", the scanned version of which is attached herein. This was given to me by my grandfather whose last wish (among others) was to return this piece of belonging to Mr. Lockhart if he is still alive, or his family if he is not. I don't know the details of how my grandfather got hold of this card, I never got the chance to ask him. But I really hope his last wish is sanctioned.

    If anyone in Mr. Lockhart's family or his friend is reading this, please send me your address to my email address at for.mrlockhart@gmail.com. I will send the card via EMS to you as soon as possible. If there is no reply within 3 months, I will send the card to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund's address for you to pick it up.

    Thank you and best regards

    Sam
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