McManus, Kevin Joseph, Lt Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1978-1984, Department of Defense (DOD)
Service Years
1964 - 1984
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1942
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember McManus, Kevin Joseph, Lt Col USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Babylon, New York
Last Address
Oakton, Virginia

Date of Passing
Jul 31, 2008
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 59 Site 3171

 Official Badges 

Combat Crew Headquarters Air Force Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Nam-POWS
  2018, Nam-POWS


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He and his other crew member were forced to eject from their F-4 over North Vietnam on June 14, 1967, and were both captured and taken as Prisoners of War. After spending 2,076 days in captivity, he was released during Operation Homecoming on February 18, 1973.
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AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Air Force
Rank: First Lieutenant
Division: DaNang Air Base, Vietnam
GENERAL ORDERS:

Headquarters, 7th Air Force, Special Order G-1988 (November 11, 1967)

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant Kevin Joseph McManus (AFSN: FR-78805), United States Air Force, for gallantry in action while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force while serving as Pilot of an F-4C aircraft of the 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron, DaNang Air Base, Vietnam, in action over North Vietnam, on 14 June 1967. On that date, Lieutenant McManus flew in a flight of four F-4C tactical fighters against a railroad yard in a highly defended area. The attack inflicted heavy damage on the target. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Lieutenant McManus has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

 
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Air Force
Rank: Captain
Division: Prisoner of War (North Vietnam)
GENERAL ORDERS:

Headquarters, 7th Air Force, Special Order G-1988 (November 11, 1967)

CITATION:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star to Captain Kevin Joseph McManus (AFSN: FR-78805), United States Air Force, for gallantry and intrepidity in action in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force during June 1967, while a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam. Ignoring international agreements on treatment of prisoners of war, the enemy resorted to mental and physical cruelties to obtain information, confessions, and propaganda materials. Captain McManus resisted their demands by calling upon his deepest inner strengths in a manner which reflected his devotion to duty and great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

   
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 Unit Assignments
School AssignmentsAir Force Bases/ Installations92nd Tactical Fighter Squadron390th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Wild Boars
Prisoner Of War (POW)Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)Air Force Contract Management DivisionAir Force Systems Command (AFSC)
Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)Department of Defense (DOD)
  1964-1965, Pilot Training Class (Unknown)
  1965-1965, 1021A, Vance Air Force Base
  1966-1966, 92nd Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1966-1967, 1021A, 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron - Wild Boars
  1967-1973, 1021A, POW North Vietnam
  1973-1975, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
  1975-1978, Air Force Contract Management Division
  1975-1978, Air Force Systems Command (AFSC)
  1978-1984, Headquarters Command (HQ USAF)
  1978-1984, Department of Defense (DOD)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam Air Offensive Campaign (1966-67)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Air Force AcademyDuke University
  1960-1964, United States Air Force Academy
  1974-1975, Duke University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1966-1973, F-4 Phantom
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