JOHN R HAGAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 25W, LINE 11 OF THE WALL

JOHN ROBERT HAGAN

WALL NAME

JOHN R HAGAN

PANEL / LINE

25W/11

DATE OF BIRTH

08/22/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/06/1969

HOME OF RECORD

SAVANNAH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Chatham County

STATE

GA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

MAJ

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN ROBERT HAGAN
POSTED ON 1.21.2018

Final Mission of MAJ John R. Hagan

MAJ Norman K. Billipp was a U.S. Marine reconnaissance pilot and MAJ John R. Hagan his aerial observer. On May 6, 1969, they were in a Cessna O-1G (#156682) Bird Dog from Marine Observation Squadron 6 (VMO-6). They had been assigned an AO (Area of Operations) along Route 9 past Khe Sahn to the Lao Bao prison on the border in Northern I Corps. The day was marked by massive thunderstorms in the area, and Billipp and Hagan failed to return to Quang Tri after their normal 2.5 hours of flight time. An extensive air search was instituted with negative results. It is unknown what happened to the flight. They may not have heard the general recall due to weather, or perhaps it didn't look that bad where they were. It is highly probable that they waited too long and got caught in a storm cell. No transmissions were heard and a multi-day search revealed nothing. Both Marines were put into a status of Missing in Action. In 1996, a crash site was excavated in Laos in which items were recovered that positively identified the remains of both crewmen. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and popasmoke.com]
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POSTED ON 7.29.2017
POSTED BY: J Bradley Burns

So Grateful for Bob's Return

For 27 years our family grieved for the loss of Bob, a shining star of our clan, his fate unknown after his O-1 plane didn't return on 5/6/69. I'm so grateful his remains were returned in 1996 while his parents were still alive to bury him.
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POSTED ON 5.30.2017
POSTED BY: Kitty Kirby Bayman

Very Good Friend

Bob was my neighbor and very good friend in high school in Lake Hills in Chattanooga, TN. We both went to Vanderbilt and he was always there for me if I needed anything. He was a wonderful and faithful friend and I miss him with all my heart.
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POSTED ON 5.26.2017
POSTED BY: William Mitchell Hagan

From your son.

Bob was my father and he taught me all the things that it took to get through life thus far the last time you went to the war and 1978 to get the prisoners out of Laos before he left he told me always do what you say pay attention and if you dig a hole take a good hole if you think about those things you'll see that you can tell anybody anything better to get them through life always doing what you say is sign of character and integrity and anybody who knew John Robert Hagen knows about character integrity he was a hard man and I took all the good parts of him and I still keep them he taught me how to shake man's hand and look in his eye say yes sir no sir yes ma'am and no ma'am how to work hard and generally had to be a man he was a man's man who was also Rambo you all know that he fathered three children and always did his best to see that his wife and children were cared for and had everything they needed five to say three words about my father they would be Integrity honor and loyalty they just don't make men like that anymore we could use a few
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POSTED ON 5.3.2017
POSTED BY: Ron Chance. Golf Co. 2/9

Golf 2/9

Served with lt. Hagan in 1968 1st plt Golf 2/9 RIP Marine
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