BURRISS N BEGLEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 13E, LINE 13 OF THE WALL

BURRISS NELSON BEGLEY

WALL NAME

BURRISS N BEGLEY

PANEL / LINE

13E/13

DATE OF BIRTH

11/06/1925

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/05/1966

HOME OF RECORD

HYDEN

COUNTY OF RECORD

Leslie County

STATE

KY

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

COL

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LEFT FOR BURRISS NELSON BEGLEY
POSTED ON 2.6.2023
POSTED BY: Jerri Begley

the niece you never got to meet

Thank you uncle Buris for your service I never got to meet you You were my Dads half brother and he spoke of you often Iam honored tol be your niece and so proud of all your accomplishments You were taken to soon and im still conflicted about the series of events that faithful day You will never be forgotten and now i share with my friends and family about you NEVER FORGOTTEN
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POSTED ON 3.3.2022
POSTED BY: Carmen Wilson

For the family

I wore Colonel Burriss Begley's name on my POW bracelet and prayed for him daily. Seeing the information about him on line today, I how that my prayers and those of others during his time of capture gave him strength and comfort. This was my participation in a war I was too young to fight in. To his family, I am thankful that you received closure and he is honored. God bless you and thank you for your sacrifice.
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POSTED ON 12.23.2021
POSTED BY: Chris Heather

Ejection Seat Malfunction

Colonel Begley's sister was a friend of my mom. She provided me with a copy of the official DOD report, after his remains were exhumed, before a building was constructed on his burial site in North Vietnam, in the early 2000s.

I had wore his POW bracelet, as a youngster, back in the late 1960's. There had been hope that he had been captured, but as it turned out, he survived the ejection, but died as a result of equipment failure.

Colonel Bagley died as a result of a malfunction of his ejection seat. A North Vietnamese civilian, who was a witness, reported that he had landed in a clump of trees, still in his ejection seat, which was designed to separate from the pilot and parachute, but had failed to do so.

His remains were exhumed before construction on that site, and were genetically identified by the DOD, in the early 2000s. I am glad that his family finally got closure on what really happened.

Christopher J Heather, Capt., USAF-R
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POSTED ON 7.9.2021
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you.....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The many remembrances from those who wore your MIA bracelet are moving. I am heartened you were finally returned home. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us...
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POSTED ON 6.11.2021
POSTED BY: Wendy Ball Williams

High School Remembrance bracelet

Back in 1971 our high school sold remembrance bracelets for serviceman in Vietnam. Some names were of those deceased but the bracelet was for Buriss Begley. On the bracelet I remember he was listed as Lieutenant and MIA. I prayed for him and wore the bracelet always. Sometimes, during my own stress I would squeeze the bracelet metal. I would think of him and have moments when I would intentionally pray for him. Eventually the bracelet broke when I was a freshman in college. I was sad and yet took it as a sign from God that this man no longer needed my care and concern. I am glad to read that there was closure for this man. Proud to have worn his bracelet. It drew many questions from others. It was a beautiful way to honor those who served.
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