JOHN T WELSHAN
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HONORED ON PANEL 42E, LINE 59 OF THE WALL

JOHN THOMAS WELSHAN

WALL NAME

JOHN T WELSHAN

PANEL / LINE

42E/59

DATE OF BIRTH

02/05/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

AM XUGEN

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/03/1968

HOME OF RECORD

OAK RIDGE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Anderson County

STATE

TN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

MAJ

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN THOMAS WELSHAN
POSTED ON 1.24.2023
POSTED BY: ANON

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POW-MIA...Never Forget.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 12.5.2022
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Maj John Welshan, Thank you for your service as a Supersonic Fighter-Bomber Pilot. You are still MIA. Please come home. Saying thank you isn't enough, but it is from the heart. Advent has begun. Time passes quickly. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage, guidance, and faithfulness, especially now. Be at peace.
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POSTED ON 1.26.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

POW-MIA

Never forget.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 3.3.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 5.23.2014

Final Mission of 1LT John T. Welshan

Cessna's A37 "Dragonfly" was a two-seat light strike aircraft. Although the B version was equipped for aerial refueling, the earlier A model was restricted to its fully-armed range of about 450 miles. The easily maintained jet was flown by both the U.S. and South Vietnamese Air Force and remained on station in Vietnam until the fall of Saigon in 1975. 1LT John T. Welshan was a pilot trained on the Dragonfly and attached to the 604th Air Commando Squadron at Bien Hoa Airbase in South Vietnam. On March 3, 1968, Welshan was assigned a frag mission in Bac Lieu Province, South Vietnam. (NOTE: Air Force accounts of Welshan's incident do not refer to a second crew member. As this type aircraft is a two-seater, it is speculated that the second crew member may have been Vietnamese. The U.S. does not normally maintain any records on the identities of foreign nationals lost with U.S. personnel in Southeast Asia.) 1LT Welshan's aircraft did not return from the mission at the appointed time, and he was declared Missing in Action. His last location is listed as being approximately 5 miles south of the city of Bac Lieu, near the shoreline of South Vietnam. 1LT Welshan was maintained missing until July 15, 1975, at which time he was administratively declared dead based on no specific information that he was alive. He had been advanced to the rank of Major during the period he was maintained missing. [Narrative taken from pownetwork.org; image from courtesyaircraft.com]
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