JOHN Q ADAM
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HONORED ON PANEL 65E, LINE 6 OF THE WALL

JOHN QUINCY ADAM

WALL NAME

JOHN Q ADAM

PANEL / LINE

65E/6

DATE OF BIRTH

12/22/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/22/1968

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN QUINCY ADAM
POSTED ON 7.5.2021
POSTED BY: John H DeSaivo

4th of July remembering John

I have had John’s bracelet and wore it periodically for over 50 years. I am a Vietnam vet and returned home three months after John gave his life for his country.
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POSTED ON 4.1.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

As long as you are remembered you will never die...
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POSTED ON 9.6.2020
POSTED BY: Sue Gerding

POW Bracelet

I wore his bracelet for many years. I will do so when I go to vote in November. Thank you John for your ultimate sacrifice.
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POSTED ON 11.9.2019
POSTED BY: Ina Parker

Bracelet

I wore his bracelet for years and still have it. If any family member would like it please contact me.
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POSTED ON 9.12.2019

Final Mission of CMSG John Q. Adam

On May 22, 1968, a U.S. Air Force C-130A Hercules (#56-0477) from the 817th Tactical Airlift Squadron (crewed by members of the 41st Tactical Airlift Squadron) departed Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand on a Blind Bat nighttime flare-dropping mission over the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Radio contact was lost with the aircraft while it was over Savannakhet Province, Laos, near the city of Muong Nong, where it was thought to have crashed as other aircraft reported seeing a large fire in the area. No search and rescue was initiated because of the lack of any confirmation of survivors. An electronic search of the area was made for evidence of survivors with negative results. After the Hercules did not return to friendly control, the eight crewmen and one passenger were declared Missing in Action from the time of its estimated fuel exhaustion. There was no further word of the aircraft or its crew. The lost crewmen included pilot COL William H. Mason, co-pilot MAJ Thomas B. Mitchell, navigator MAJ William T. McPhail, flight engineer SSGT Calvin C. Glover, loadmaster SMSG Gary Pate, flare handler CMSG John Q. Adam, and crewmen CMSG Melvin D. Rash and AM1 Thomas E. Knebel. LTC Jerry L. Chambers was listed as the passenger on board the flight. In 2009, a Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command team conducted a field recovery effort at the suspected crash site which led to a June 2010 U.S. Department of Defense announcement that the remains of the nine U.S. service members had been accounted for and returned to their families. A group remains burial for the crew took place on June 10, 2010, at Arlington National Cemetery. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, aviation-safety.net, c-130.net, and pownetwork.org]
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