Abbott, Robert Archie, Col

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1986-1989, 8811, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
Previously Held AFSC/MOS
8811-Judge Advocate, Staff
Service Years
1965 - 1991

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Captain - United States Air Force
Shot Down: April 30, 1967
Released: March 4, 1973


It is a privilege to have worked and served along with such great men as those
found in the pages of this historic book. We and our families have suffered
much, but the greatest pride and honor we have, was that our country and
millions of people did not forget our plight. Our tribute goes so highly to
those who have worked for so many long and tiring years to help secure our
release and to determine a known status of our MlAs. It is a great tribute to
our society to have such people with such strong feelings of national pride,
concern, and a spirit of our National Heritage. I am most humbled to be able
to associate with and know such fine people.

Since my release, I have traveled to Florida, Dallas, Texas, and to the
Presidential Reception at Washington, D.C. I have had many speaking
engagements, a wonderful fishing trip in the northern area of the Great Lakes.

I am presently flying T-38s at Randolph AFB, Texas, and will PCS to Langley
AFB for two years of T-39 flying. Upon completion in the fall of 1975 I will
attend Armed Force Staff College and then proceed to AFIT to receive my
Masters Degree. I am looking forward to many long years in the service
associating with a great organization and a great people.

Robert Abbott retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He
resides in Michigan.


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Aviator (Basic)
Judge Advocate

 Unit Assignments
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)Air Force Training Wings354th Fighter Squadron  - BulldogsPrisoner Of War (POW)
21st Tactical Fighter SquadronSchool AssignmentsMilitary Airlift Command (MAC)
  1960-1964, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)
  1965-1966, Air Force Training Wings
  1966-1966, 3550th Combat Crew Training Wing
  1966-1967, 354th Fighter Squadron - Bulldogs
  1967-1973, 1021A, POW North Vietnam
  1973-1975, 21st Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1978-1978, Judge Advocate Generals School
  1986-1989, 8811, Military Airlift Command (MAC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Michigan State University
  1960-1964, Michigan State University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  F-4 Phantom  T-38 Talon  T-39 Sabreliner  
  1967-1967, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
  1973-1974, F-4 Phantom
  1974-1974, T-38 Talon
  1975-1975, T-39 Sabreliner
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