18 April

To Family, Friends, Acquaintances, and the folks that were near or there this fateful day, 18 April, 1972.

36 years ago approximately 1226 P.M. local time at An Loc RVN. Acft 63-7775 took a 37mm round from NVA AAA gunners on the run in to a drop zone located at the Military Compound at the south end of the city of An Loc, RVN which resulted in the eventual crash landing near Lai Khe, RVN (Approx. 30 miles North of Saigon [now Ho Chi Minh City at approx. 1240 P.M.]. Read the rest of this entry »

Air Force Sergeants MIA from Vietnam War Identified

Air Force Sergeants MIA from Vietnam War Identified

The Department of Defense POW/ Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of two servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified.

They are Tech. Sgt. Donald R. Hoskins, Madison, Ind. and Staff Sgt. Calvin C. Cooke, Washington, D.C. A third person from the crew, Maj. Harry A. Amesbury, has been previously identified. The funeral for Cooke will be at Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington D.C. on June 20, with full military honors. Read the rest of this entry »

Silver Star Medal Awarded to James W. Beaubien, III

James W. Beaubien, III, a resident of Dallas, Texas, is awarded the Silver Star Medal for a mission flown in June 1972 during the Battle of An Loc, Republic of Vietnam, as a United States Air Force Forward Air Controller (FAC). Read the rest of this entry »

Reunion at Little Rock AFB

The reunion at the Little Rock AFB was held on April 23rd, 2005. It was a great experience for the veterans and everyone else who attended. The following links show a newspaper article from the Arkansas Bugle and photographs taken during the reunion. Read the rest of this entry »