ALLAN S MAJOR
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HONORED ON PANEL 42W, LINE 60 OF THE WALL

ALLAN STANLEY MAJOR

WALL NAME

ALLAN S MAJOR

PANEL / LINE

42W/60

DATE OF BIRTH

06/17/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/24/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MASPETH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Queens

STATE

NY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

A1C

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR ALLAN STANLEY MAJOR
POSTED ON 6.27.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you.....

There is a place
Not far from here
Where spirits walk
And heroes live
And honor still resides.

It is a wall
With names inscribed
Of those who served
When they were asked...
The brothers of my youth.

I go there still
To walk and think
About my life,
And what I've done since
And things that might have been.

There is a debt
I can't repay
Too many lives were spent.
And one man's life cannot suffice
To make their deaths worthwhile.

But there is hope
In the memory
Of those we leave behind
Who know the price that freedom brings
Who can carry on in kind.

I send you now
To touch a name
So the vision can be passed
Remember there is honor still
It is for you to see it lasts.

They are not dead
And have a wish
As all old soldiers do
The reflection you see before you now
Is their wish to live in you.
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POSTED ON 6.2.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear A1C Allan Major, Thank you for your service with 509th Field Maintenance Squadron. Your 73rd birthday is soon, happy birthday. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Time passes quickly, but it is an unusual time. 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 9.25.2018
POSTED BY: Daniel Cogné

We Remember

AiC Allan Stanley Major is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, NY. Ref. Robert Sage, Coffelt Database.
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POSTED ON 2.22.2018

Air Loss - Fixed-Wing

On September 24, 1968, a USAF Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker (#55-3133) from the 902nd Refueling Squadron was flying from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam to Honolulu’s Hickman Air Force Base when it encountered engine problems and diverted to Wake Island, a coral atoll in the western Pacific Ocean, where it crashed after skipping off the water. Eleven of 56 airmen aboard were killed, and another 23 were injured, 14 seriously. The landing gear on the tanker was still retracted when FAA tower observers at Wake saw the plane hit the Pacific waters just short of the 9,000-foot runway, then skip onto the atoll’s runway which is 10 feet above sea level. The Stratotanker skidded wheels up over a mile, its wings and tail assembly breaking off before bursting into flames after striking Instrument Landing System aerials. Rescue workers quickly arrived on scene and were credited for saving many lives. They foamed the plane, opened emergency exits, and pulled the airmen out. All the passengers that were killed were in the tail section of the fuselage. They included SGT Alfred I. Brooks, SGT Arthur B. Crews, A1C Paul D. Grosick, A1C Richard L. Halgren, SGT Carl V. Hansen, SGT John L. Johnson, TSGT Gene A. Lauer, A1C Allan S. Major, A1C Kenneth W. Shook, A1C Larry E. Wright, and SSGT John M. Quigley. The eleven lost airmen had their names added to Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in May 1986. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, aviation-safety.net, “Voices from an Old Warrior: Why KC-135 Safety Matters” by Christopher J.B. Hoctor, and “11 of 56 GIs Killed In AF Tanker Crash.” Syracuse Post Standard (Syracuse, NY), September 25, 1969]
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POSTED ON 9.24.2014
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet, Quang Tri

Thank You

Thank you A1C Major for your skill and courage.
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