ROOSEVELT HESTLE JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 8E, LINE 134 OF THE WALL

ROOSEVELT HESTLE JR

WALL NAME

ROOSEVELT HESTLE JR

PANEL / LINE

8E/134

DATE OF BIRTH

03/02/1928

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/06/1966

HOME OF RECORD

ORLANDO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Orange County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

COL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ROOSEVELT HESTLE JR
POSTED ON 11.13.2015

2015 for my Father

It has been a pleasure reading all of the rememberances. I have changed my email address, and would like to read more. My son has been asking about his grandfather and I couldn't be more proud. My daughter in law is a veteran also, and I thank her for being there for me and the family. Thank you all.
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POSTED ON 9.26.2015
POSTED BY: Joe Flaherty, Msgt, USAF (Ret), Viet Nam 1968/69

A particularly fine Officer and Human Being

I had the pleasure of serving with Colonel (then Major) Hestle as NCO in Charge of Squadron Operations, 9th Tactical Fighter Squadron in Spangdahelm, Germany where the picture of him by his F-105 was taken in the early sixties. As a flight Chief and then Operations Officer he was an outstanding Officer among what turned out to be perhaps the greatest group of Pilots I would have the pleasure to work with during my 27 year career; two of whom were awarded the Medal of Honor flying their Thuds" in Viet Nam as he did. He was extremely well liked by his fellow pilots and the ground crews who he treated with respect and made sure they knew how he and other pilots appreciated their efforts. I have visited the wall many time over the years and I always stop by to say a prayer. I know how his family must miss him.
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POSTED ON 5.14.2015
POSTED BY: M C Mackenzie

We Must Never Forget

I too just found my Vietnam War bracelet for Col Roosevelt Hestle. I remember wearing it in high school. My father served 32 years in the Air Force, my brother was in the Navy. Both served tours in Vietnam and gratefully returned home safe. I am a nurse proudly serving our veterans in the VA Hospitals. I still pray for our fallen heroes and their families. May God bless them and us all and may God bless America. Thank you Col Hestle for you heroic and selfless sacrifice for our freedom.
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POSTED ON 5.8.2015
POSTED BY: Cathy Calkins Chisholm

Lt. Col. Roosevelt Hestle

I received this copper bracelet when I was in 6th grade in 1970.
I will be running a 5k at West Point tomorrow 5/9/15 and will proudly wear my soldiers bracelet and will be praying for all our Fallen Heroes.
God Bless America and God Bless this Fallen Hero Lt. Col. Roosevelt Hestle
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POSTED ON 4.30.2015
POSTED BY: C McQuaid

Col. Roosevelt Hestle Jr

As a High School Senior in Jackson, MS, I received a POW/MIA bracelet with Col. Hestle's name on it. I kept it for many years but many moves ago it was misplaced never to be found. However, I have never forgotten his name or his sacrifice for all of us.
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