NEIL B MCKINNEY
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 28 OF THE WALL

NEIL BERNARD MCKINNEY

WALL NAME

NEIL B MCKINNEY

PANEL / LINE

1E/28

DATE OF BIRTH

09/08/1934

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/02/1963

HOME OF RECORD

MUNCIE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Delaware County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

1LT

ASSOCIATED ITEMS LEFT AT THE WALL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR NEIL BERNARD MCKINNEY
POSTED ON 9.1.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

1LT Neil B. McKinney's remains were identified in 1992. Testing confirmed the identity of 1LT Neil B. McKinney.

On November 3, 1996, the remains of 1LT Neil B. McKinney were buried at Akron IOOF Cemetery in Akron, IN.

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
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POSTED ON 9.1.2020
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Neil McKinney, Thank you for your service as a Fixed Wing Officer with HQ, 14th Air Force. Your 86th is next week, happy birthday. Tomorrow is the 57th anniversary, sad. I am glad you were identified in 1996, welcome home. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. 81 years ago today, WWII began in Europe. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness, especially now. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 9.8.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

First Lieutenant Neil Bernard McKinney, Served with Headquarters Command, 34th Tactical Group, 13th Air Force.
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POSTED ON 8.21.2016
POSTED BY: Christa Smith

This remembrance about my father was left on Howard Purcell's remembrance page

POSTED ON 12/23/00 - BY JACK WILLIAMS 954-796-9748
Howard Purcell, Pilot and Larry Granquist, Navigator, were a B-26 Douglas Invader Crew with the First Air Commando Group. Larry related this to me in Sept. of 1963. They were in the A/C with the engines running when Base Intelligence Officer McKinney approached and asked to go along. Howard commented to Larry; McKinney would like to get off the base for awhile; Larry did not need the flight time; it was an easy trip; would Larry let Neil have his seat? Larry got out and Neil took his place. I believe that Sgt. Cruz was also along for the ride. The A/C lifted off at Danang and was never seen again. All searches to find them were unsuccessful. We never knew what happened.
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POSTED ON 6.30.2015

Final Mission of 1LT Neil B. McKinney

On September 2, 1963, CAPT Howard D. Purcell, 1LT Neil B. McKinney and SSGT Raphael Cruz were flying aboard a B-26B aircraft on an air cover mission over Kontum Province, Vietnam. They were observed by their relief aircraft, but never returned to Da Nang Air Base. An extensive search and rescue effort failed to locate the missing aircraft. In 1992, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) repatriated to the United States human remains and identification media for all three crew members. The remains of these three servicemen were identified individually, and are also part of a group remains identification. Mitochondrial DNA testing was used to confirm the three identifications. [Taken from pownetwork.org]
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