Greco, Lee Attilio, Maj Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115E-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Last Unit
1966-1966, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1954 - 1966
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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1933
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Gilroy, California
Last Address
Cam Ranh AB, RVN

Casualty Date
Dec 06, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Ninh Thuan
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Resthaven Park East Cemetery - Phoenix, Arizona
Wall/Plot Coordinates
13E 015

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 Unit Assignments
559th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Billy Goats12th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1966-1966, 559th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Billy Goats
  1966-1966, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1965-1966, F-4 Phantom
 Combat and Operations History
  1954-1966 Cold War Era
  1966-1966 Various Missions over South Vietnam
  1966-1966 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
As regards his loss, one source says:
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On 06 Dec 1966 an F-4C (tail number 63-7521) of the 559th Tactical Fighter Squadron was lost while it was being vectored down through heavy cloud on approach to Cam Rahn (sic) Bay Air Base. Both crewmen were killed when the F-4 impacted a mountain peak."
Another source says: "Hostile, Died While Missing." Another source says they were returning from a close air support mission.
Putting this all together, in addition to the fact that the crew was awarded Purple Hearts, it seems probable that they received battle damage during the mission and that, in addition to poor weather conditions, caused the crash.

 
   
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