AF Rescue Crew Comes Home

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  1. DA SWO

    DA SWO SOWT Verified SOF


    The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of four U.S. servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

    They are Capt. Peter H. Chapman, II, Centerburg, Ohio; Tech. Sgt. Allen J. Avery, Auburn, Mass.; Tech. Sgt. Roy D. Prater, Tiffin, Ohio; and Sgt. James H. Alley, Plantation, Fla., all U.S. Air Force.

    Prater is to be buried in Columbia City, Ind., on June 19. Other burials are being scheduled individually by the families of the airmen.

    On April 6, 1972, six airmen were flying a combat search and rescue mission in their HH-53C Super Jolly Green Giant helicopter over Quang Tri Province in South Vietnam when they were hit by enemy ground fire and crashed. Joint U.S. – Socialist Republic of Vietnam (S.R.V.) field investigations from 1989 to 1992, led by the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC), yielded evidence leading to an excavation at the crash site in 1994 as well as two reported burial sites. Team members recovered human remains and personal effects as well as aircraft debris. As a result of these recoveries, all six men on the aircraft were accounted-for in 1997 and buried as a group at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C. Three were individually identified at that time. Recent technical advances enabled JPAC to identify additional remains to be those of Prater.
  2. AWP

    AWP Formerly Known as Freefalling Administrator

    Jolly 67 from the Bat 21 CSAR mission?

    Blue Skies.
  3. tova

    tova Catalyst. Member

    RIP, Godspeed, PBS....
  4. QC

    QC 1 CDO Verified SOF

    Good to know they're home.
  5. formerBrat

    formerBrat Lab Animal Member

    Welcome home Warriors. RIP.
  6. Gypsy

    Gypsy SSSO 1&2/Plank Owner Member

    Welcome home, Men...may you finally Rest in Peace and my your families find closure.

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