LOUIS F GUILLERMIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 53E, LINE 14 OF THE WALL

LOUIS FULDA GUILLERMIN

WALL NAME

LOUIS F GUILLERMIN

PANEL / LINE

53E/14

DATE OF BIRTH

01/06/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

04/30/1968

HOME OF RECORD

WEST CHESTER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Chester County

STATE

PA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

MAJ

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LOUIS FULDA GUILLERMIN
POSTED ON 10.16.2013

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE - No. 715-13 -

11 October 2013

TWO MIA USAF OFFICERS FROM VIETNAM WAR ACCOUNTED
FOR AND RETURNED TO FAMILIES FOR ARLINGTON BURIAL

The Department of Defense Prisoner Of War / Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of two U.S.A.F. servicemen, missing from the Vietnam War, have been accounted for and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel ROBERT EDWARD PIETSCH, 31, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Major LOUIS FULDA GUILLERMIN, 25, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, will be buried as a group on Wednesday 16 October 2013, in a single casket representing the two servicemen at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Memorial Bridge from Washington, D.C.

The individual remains of Major Guillermin were buried on Saturday 5 October 2013, in Broomall, Pennsylvania.

On Tuesday 30 April 1968, Pietsch and Guillermin were on an armed-reconnaissance mission when their A-26A Invader aircraft crashed in Savannakhet Province, Laos.

Witnesses saw an explosion on the ground and did not see any signs of survivors.

Search and rescue efforts were unsuccessful, at which Pietsch and Guillermin were listed as Missing in Action.

In 1994, a joint United States / Lao People's Democratic Republic (LPDR) team, lead by the Joint POW / MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), surveyed the crash site in Savannakhet Province, Laos.

The team recovered human remains and evidence, but was unable to fully survey the site due to the presence of dangerous unexploded ordinance.

In 2006, joint U.S. / LPDR teams assisted by Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel cleared the site and gathered additional human remains and evidence, such as personal effects and crew-related equipment.

The remains recovered were analyzed by scientists from JPAC and the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory using circumstantial evidence and forensic analysis, such as mtDNA comparisons.

Portions of the remains were individually identified as Guillermin through an mtDNA match from a hair sample from Guillermin's medical file.

The rest of the remains recovered were not individually identified, but correspond to both Pietsch and Guillermin.

More than 1,640 American service members still remain unaccounted-for from the Vietnam War.



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POSTED ON 10.11.2013
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

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Louis is being buried at Glenwood Memorial Cemetery in Broomall,PA.
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POSTED ON 6.5.2013

ID 2013

DPMO 2013



Maj. Louis F. Guillerman, U.S. Air Force, 609th Air Commando Squadron, was lost on April 30, 1968, near Savannakhet Province, Laos. He was accounted for on May 28, 2013.

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POSTED ON 4.20.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

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Louis has a military stone in his memory at Arlington National Cemetery.
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POSTED ON 6.3.2010

If I should die...remembrances for MAJ. Louis Fulda GUILLERMIN, USAF...who made the ultimate sacrifice

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine....and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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