FRANCIS B MIDNIGHT
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HONORED ON PANEL 25E, LINE 34 OF THE WALL

FRANCIS BARNES MIDNIGHT

WALL NAME

FRANCIS B MIDNIGHT

PANEL / LINE

25E/34

DATE OF BIRTH

07/11/1939

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/23/1967

HOME OF RECORD

GARY

COUNTY OF RECORD

Lake County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

CAPT

STATUS

MIA

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR FRANCIS BARNES MIDNIGHT
POSTED ON 1.17.2003
POSTED BY: USAFA AOG

U.S. Air Force Academy

Photo provided by:
United States Air Force Academy
Association of Graduates
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POSTED ON 9.24.2002
POSTED BY: Liz Kranc

His Own Living Memorial

I'm 20 and I have being wearing Midnight's bracelet for 4 years as of August 2002. I bought it from a Veteran's booth at the County Fair. He and I are both from NW Indiana and I started researching him. My History teacher had been in correspondace with his mother and I was able to get his picture and a lot of information about him. His B&W photo now sits on my desk and he smiles out at me. I wear the braclet every day and everywhere...to the prom and into surgery. This last Memorial Day I read in the paper that someone had found his dog tags for sale for 16 cents in a market in Vietnam. I immediately called my old History teacher who said he had them and present. So I went to visit them and held Frank's 2 nearly black tags in my hand. I cried. I cried b/c then I knew he was dead. It sounds crazy b/c I never met the man, but I feel I know him b/c we've got a bond through the bracelet. I tell the world he existed. Maybe in that way, he isn't really dead.
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POSTED ON 10.7.2001
POSTED BY: Sherry Hyman

Capt. Frank Midnight

I received my POW/MIA bracelet in 1973. Corresponded with Franks mother in '73 and '74. Lost contact. Have a rubbing from the 'Traveling Wall'. Still wear the bracelet.
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POSTED ON 9.26.2001
POSTED BY: Suzan Jones

Capt. Francis Midnight

I still have his bracelet and wear it. I never met him but I feel I know him after 30 years. Should his status ever change, his bracelet will be returned to the Vietnam Families so they can forward it on to his relatives. He is not forgotten.
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POSTED ON 8.24.2000
POSTED BY: CLAY MARSTON

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS TOP YOUNG UNITED STATES AIR FORCE PILOT WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE

CAPTAIN

FRANCIS BARNES MIDNIGHT


WAS A GRADUATE OF THE

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY

AT COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO

IN THE CLASS OF 1964


WHO, UPON GRADUATION, WENT ON TO FLIGHT TRAINING

AT WEBB AIR FORCE BASE, TEXAS, AND IT WAS NOT

LONG BEFORE HE WAS ASSIGNED TO SERVICE IN VIETNAM


ON AUGUST 23, 1967

HE WAS ASSIGNED A COMBAT MISSION OVER NORTH

VIETNAM AND WAS ABOUT FIVE MILES SOUTHWEST

OF THE CITY OF DONG HOI IN QUANG BINH PROVINCE

WHEN HIS AIRCRAFT WAS HIT BY ENEMY FIRE AND CRASHED


SEARCH AND RESCUE FOUND NO SIGN OF HIM AND HE

WAS THEREFORE CLASSIFIED AS BEING

KILLED IN ACTION / BODY NOT RECOVERED





YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN
NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE






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