HERBERT L LUNSFORD
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HONORED ON PANEL 23E, LINE 119 OF THE WALL

HERBERT LAMAR LUNSFORD

WALL NAME

HERBERT L LUNSFORD

PANEL / LINE

23E/119

DATE OF BIRTH

09/02/1928

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/25/1967

HOME OF RECORD

LAUDERDALE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lauderdale County

STATE

MS

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

COL

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HERBERT LAMAR LUNSFORD
POSTED ON 7.25.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Vietnam

Distinguished Flying Cross Citation

Herbert L. Lunsford

Distinguished Flying Cross
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Air Force
GENERAL ORDERS:
Headquarters, 7th Air Force, Special Orders G-1215 (August 16, 1967)
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 2, 1926, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Major Herbert L. Lunsford (AFSN: FR-28511), United States Air Force, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight over Southeast Asia on 10 May 1967. His devotion to duty and courage under all conditions serve as an inspiration to his fellow flyers. His actions reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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POSTED ON 12.9.2017

Final Mission of MAJ Herbert L. Lunsford

On July 24, 1967, pilot MAJ Herbert L. Lunsford and backseater 1LT Jeremy M. Jarvis comprised the flight crew of a USAF F-4C (#63-7488) from the 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, at Da Nang. While on a night armed reconnaissance mission off the coast of North Vietnam, their aircraft was shot down and crashed at a point about 10 miles south of Dong Hoi in Quang Binh Province. Both MAJ Lunsford and 1LT Jarvis were declared Missing in Action. Lunsford was promoted to Colonel and Jarvis was promoted to Major while in MIA status. The previous month, Jarvis was a crewman in an unarmed USAF F-4C Phantom II (#63-7577) of the 366th Tac Fighter Wing, Da Nang, (callsign "Gunfighter 69") which was returning to base from a scheduled maintenance at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines when it was intercepted by Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force Shenyang J-5s (MiG-17s) about 25 miles off the southern tip of Hainan island. Jarvis’s aircraft was damaged by Chinese aircraft fire and crashed. Both he and pilot MAJ J. C. Blandford ejected and were rescued. [Taken from combatace.com, ejection-history.org.uk, and virtualwall.org]
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POSTED ON 9.8.2017
POSTED BY: Kathy

How many POW Braceletes??

I never realized how many of us still hold Herbert's POW band. What an honor! I would like to give mine to his family if anyone knows how to get in touch with his loved ones?
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POSTED ON 7.12.2017
POSTED BY: Cheryl Volkerts

Lt. Colonel Herbert L. Lunsford MIA Bracelet

In 1969 I was nine years old and received my MIA/POW bracelet with Lieutenant Colonel Herbert L Lunsford's name on it. I often wondered what became of him. Several times I tried to find out but to no avail. As luck would have it I went into the VA office here in Modesto and gave them his name. I have all kinds of interesting information on him now and I have even ordered a replacement bracelet for mine because it broke two times. My dad always fixed it for me but in the end it broke again! Thank you for your service Sir, and I will never forget you. Cheryl Volkerts
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POSTED ON 5.28.2017

POW bracelet

I bought a POW bracelet to remember those lost to their families. I have Major Lunsford bracelet in my drawer, seeing it daily, never forgetting his name, his sacrifice, or his family's sacrifice. Peace be with the Major and his family.
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