GENE T PEMBERTON
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HONORED ON PANEL 9E, LINE 64 OF THE WALL

GENE THOMAS PEMBERTON

WALL NAME

GENE T PEMBERTON

PANEL / LINE

9E/64

DATE OF BIRTH

06/04/1926

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/23/1966

HOME OF RECORD

CAMERON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Clinton County

STATE

MO

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

COL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR GENE THOMAS PEMBERTON
POSTED ON 7.23.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Silver Star Medal Award

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Major Gene Thomas Pemberton, United States Air Force, for gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force while serving as Pilot of an F-105 aircraft of the 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Takhli Royal Thai Air Base, Thailand, in action near Phuc Yen, North Vietnam, on 23 July 1966. On that date, Major Pemberton was the flight leader of a four-ship F-105 aircraft team assigned to patrol the heavily defended Red River Delta in search of hostile surface-to-air missile sites. Despite encountering extremely adverse weather and heavy defenses, Major Pemberton courageously pressed the attack in complete disregard of his personal safety. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Major Pemberton has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force. See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/24633
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POSTED ON 7.23.2019
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Prisoner of War Medal Award

Major Gene Thomas Pemberton, United States Air Force, was held as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam from July 23, 1966 until his death in Captivity on or about July 24, 1966. See https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/24633
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POSTED ON 11.18.2018
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of MAJ Gene T. Pemberton

On July 23, 1966, a U.S. Air Force F-105 Thunderchief (#63-8338) from the 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron based at Takhli Royal Thai Air Base in Thailand was the flight leader of a four-ship F-105 aircraft team assigned to patrol the heavily defended Red River Delta in North Vietnam in search of hostile surface-to-air missile sites. The crew of the lead ship was pilot MAJ Gene T. Pemberton and Electronic Warfare Officer MAJ Benjamin B. Newsom. Near Phuc Yen the flight encountered extremely adverse weather and heavy anti-aircraft defenses. MAJ Pemberton’s Thunderchief was shot down and he and Newsom were captured by the North Vietnamese. Pemberton was reported to have died in captivity on July 24, 1966, and Newsom was also reported to have died in captivity on July 26, 1966. Both Pemberton and Newsom were promoted to Colonel during the time they were missing. The two airmen’s remains were repatriated March 6, 1974, and positively identified April 22, 1974. Pemberton was posthumously awarded the Silver Star medal Newsom posthumously was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, valor.militarytimes.com, and MAJ Pemberton’s Silver Star citation]
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POSTED ON 10.30.2017
POSTED BY: l smith

CONTINUED SERVICE

Uncle GENE was my mother's brother. 1 of 2 men that were our heroes as children, the 2nd being my father, also a career USAF pilot and officer. These men are not dead but live in the hearts and minds of those who choose to lead with their inspiration. Our son, and cousin Cindy & Kent's son are now our heroes. God Bless the 1%.
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POSTED ON 12.30.2015
POSTED BY: L/Cpl. Thomas R. Pemberton-- USMC 1959-1963 Mos. 0331 Weapons Platoon

Pemberton,s have fought in every war America has has participated in.

The Pemberton Family has participated in every war America has fought in including the Revolutionary War. We have died in every war that America has has fought and we will continue to do so as long as their are threats to Our Freedom. Thank you sir for you Supreme Sacrifice in Vietnam, Republic of
in 1966. Wish i met you.
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