Newsom, Benjamin Byrd, Col Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1575A-Electronic Warfare Officer
Last AFSC Group
Electronic Warfare
Last Unit
1966-1966, 13th Air Force
Service Years
1951 - 1966
Colonel

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Home State
Virginia
Virginia
Year of Birth
1925
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Madison
Last Address
Madison/Lawrenceville

Casualty Date
Jul 23, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
09E 063

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 Unit Assignments
US Marine Corps (USMC)Reconnaissance Units/67th Reconnaissance GroupTactical Reconnaissance Units/12th Tactical Reconnaissance SquadronBomb Units/26th Bomb Squadron
354th Tactical Fighter Squadron355th Tactical Fighter Wing13th Air Force
  1943-1948, US Marine Corps (USMC)
  1952-1952, M 0141, Reconnaissance Units/67th Reconnaissance Group
  1953-1953, M 0141, Tactical Reconnaissance Units/12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
  1959-1965, Bomb Units/26th Bomb Squadron
  1966-1966, 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1966-1966, 355th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1966-1966, 13th Air Force
 Colleges Attended 
Randolph-Macon College
  1948-1951, Randolph-Macon College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1952-1953, B-26K/A-26K Counter Invader
  1959-1965, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1965-1966, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
 Combat and Operations History
  1961-1975 Vietnam War
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Last Known Activity


   
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