EDWARD K KISSAM JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 6 OF THE WALL

EDWARD KNELL KISSAM JR

WALL NAME

EDWARD K KISSAM JR

PANEL / LINE

1E/6

DATE OF BIRTH

11/29/1933

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PROV UNKNOWN, MR III

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/11/1962

HOME OF RECORD

PLAINFIELD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Union County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

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LEFT FOR EDWARD KNELL KISSAM JR
POSTED ON 2.11.2021
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Distinguished Flying Cross Award

Captain Edward Knell Kissam, Jr. was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his heroism and extraordinary achievement while engaged in aerial flight. He served as a Pilot, Tactical Aircraft, and was assigned to 1ST AIR COMMANDO SQDN, 314TH AIR DIV, 13TH Air Force,
See https://airforce.togetherweserved.com/
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POSTED ON 12.30.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Captain Edward Kissam, Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. It is the 6th Day of Christmas, Merry Christmas and happy New Year in heaven. The time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 8.25.2017
POSTED BY: Louis Shaup

A final Salute

Capt. Kissam,

I remember all of you that were KIA 2/11/62. You are in my thoughts and prayers every day. A day doesn't go by that I think of you and the others.. I was on the tarmac at a memorial service to pay our respects at Bien Hoa Air Base. I was assigned to MAAG-VN. Never forget
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POSTED ON 8.3.2015

Final Mission of CAPT Edward K. Kissam Jr.

On Sunday, February 11, 1962, a Douglas SC-47A aircraft (# 15732) from 1st Air Commando Squadron, 314th Air Division, 13th Air Force was on a propaganda leaflet dropping flight over South Vietnam when it crashed in the mountains near Bao Loc, Lam Dong Province, South Vietnam. The aircraft’s proposed flight path was from Saigon to Da Nang to drop propaganda leaflets with a New Year's message from President Kennedy over the high plateau area of central Vietnam. As the aircraft swept low near the village of Blao, a concealed enemy force opened fire. The plane was struck by small arms fire and crashed in the mountains southwest of the village. A joint U.S./Vietnamese rescue team was sent to the crash site to recover the remains of the eight U.S. servicemen who were aboard the aircraft. They included six USAF personnel: CAPT Edward K. Kissam Jr., CAPT Joseph M. Fahey Jr., 1LT Jack D. Le Tourneau, 1LT Stanley G. Hartson, TSGT Floyd M. Frazier, and A1C Robert L. Westfall; two U.S. Army personnel: 2LT Lewis M. Walling Jr., and SP4 Glen F. Merrihew; and 2 unknown South Vietnamese Air Force personnel. [Taken from aviation-safety.net and togetherweserved.com]
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POSTED ON 10.15.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain Edward Knell Kissam Jr, 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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