Guy, Theodore Wilson, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1968-1973, POW North Vietnam
Service Years
1949 - 1975
Officer Collar Insignia
Colonel

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1929
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Elmhurst, Illinois
Last Address
Sunrise Beach, Missouri

Date of Passing
Apr 23, 1999
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 8 Grave 6154-RH

 Official Badges 

Air Training Command Master Instructor (pre-1966) Air Training Command Instructor (pre-1966) Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Nam-POWS
  1973, Nam-POWS


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

His AF Cross citation:

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, takes pleasure in presenting the Air Force Cross to Colonel Theodore Wilson Guy (AFSN: 0-1911304), United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam from 25 January 1972 to 25 May 1972. During this period, Colonel Guy was subjected to maximum punishment and torture by Vietnamese guards to obtain a detailed confession of escape plans, policies, and orders that he had issued as the senior ranking officer in the prisoner of war camp in which he was commander, and the communications methods used by the Americans interned in the camp. He withstood this punishment and gave nothing of value to the Vietnamese while sustaining many wounds to his body. Through his extraordinary heroism and willpower in the face of the enemy, Colonel Guy reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: January 25 to May 25, 1972

Service: Air Force

Rank: Colonel

Division: Prisoner of War (North Vietnam)

   
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Sources:
http://veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=99
http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/g/g065.htm
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/tedguy.htm
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=734219
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=3581
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/PROJECT/YEAR_Pages/1968.htm#apr
http://www.soft-vision.com/hanoi/index1.html
   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Prisoner Of War (POW)
  1968-1973, POW North Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1953 Korean War
  1967-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Kemper Military School and CollegeAir Command and Staff College
  1946-1949, Kemper Military School and College
  1960-1961, Air Command and Staff College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-84 Thunderjet  F-4 Phantom  
  1952-1953, F-84 Thunderjet
  1967-1968, F-4 Phantom
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