Silver, Edward Dean, Lt Col Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115F-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Last Unit
1968-1968, 1115F, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1957 - 1968
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1934
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Junction City, Oregon
Last Address
Cam Ranh Bay AB, South Vietnam

Casualty Date
Jul 05, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
53W 023/Plot: Section 60 Site 10095

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Last Known Activity
Lt. Col. Edward Silver was a graduate of Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.  He participated in the ROTC program while a student and entered the Air Force upon graduation in 1957.

In Vietnam,  Major Edward Silver served with the 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force out of Cam Rahn Bay AB.  

On 5 July 1968, Major Silver and 1st Lt. Bruce  Lawrence were the crew of an F-4C (#63-7713) on a night armed reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam.  Their aircraft was hit by hostile anti-aircraft fire.  Their wingman observed their aircraft turn into a large fireball with streaks of fire trailing out of the bottom, followed by a second smaller explosion.  There were no parachutes observed and no beepers heard.  Intense hostile fire prevented a daylight search of the area.  Both airmen were declared missing in action.
   
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 Unit Assignments
Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development/Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)391st Tactical Fighter Squadron - Bold Tigers12th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1953-1957, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)/AFROTC Det 685 Oregon State University
  1968-1968, 1115F, 391st Tactical Fighter Squadron - Bold Tigers
  1968-1968, 1115F, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
 Colleges Attended 
Oregon State University
  1953-1957, Oregon State University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1968-1968, F-4 Phantom
 Combat and Operations History
  1945-1991 Cold War Era
  1961-1975 Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
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