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is honored on Panel 1E, Line 5 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 12/24/17 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Ssgt Milo Coghill,
    Thank you for your service as a Fixed Wing Crewmember. December is here, along with all the preparations. It is Christmas Eve. It is so important 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.

    Posted on 2/26/16 - by Sandy Sauceman
    Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. You perished that fateful day along side my brother-in-law Capt Robert D. Larson from Ft Bragg NC
  • Final Mission of SSGT Milo B. Coghill

    Posted on 8/3/15 - by
    On February 2, 1962, the Air Force lost its first aircraft in Vietnam. It was an Operation Ranch Hand UC-123 from the 1st Air Commando Squadron, 464th Troop Carrier Wing, 13th Air Force, flown by CAPT Fergus C. Groves II, CAPT Robert D. Larson, and SSGT Milo B. Coghill. The crew would be the first Air Force fatalities in Vietnam. The aircraft crashed while on a low-level herbicide spraying mission, distributing defoliant over a Viet Cong ambush site along RVN Route 15 between Bien Hoa and Vung Tau. Ranch Hand, a technological area-denial technique, was designed to expose the roads and trails used by the enemy. The aircraft in this incident had been assigned temporary duty to Tan Son Nhut Air Base, RVN. Although proof was never obtained that the UC-123 was downed by hostile ground fire, Air Commando T-28’s were soon tasked to fly armed escort for future spray missions. [Taken from and other web sources]
  • You would be very proud

    Posted on 11/11/13 - by Lisa Daniels Wall
    Uncle Bruce, thank you for your service to our country. It will be remembered always. You would be very proud of your three children, Patti, Sonny and Chris. They are wonderful adults who honor your legacy well. Gos is with you so put in a good word for me....My mother always
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/15/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SSGT Milo Bruce Coghill, 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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