Francisco, Michael Cabell, Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
13SXD-Space and Missile - Space Surveillance
Last AFSC Group
Space, Missile Command & Control
Service Years
1963 - 1995
Colonel

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
San Antonio, Texas
Last Address
Niceville, Florida

Date of Passing
Nov 11, 2011
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander Combat Crew Air Force Retired Air Training Command Instructor (post-1966)




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




 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 Captain Michael C. Francisco (AFSN: 0-3195558), United States Air Force, for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an opposing armed force as an F-4E Aircraft Commander of the 366th Tactical Fighter Wing, DaNang Air Base, Vietnam, in action in Southeast Asia on 6 April 1972. On that date, Captain Francisco entered North Vietnam on four separate occasions to lead F-4 fighter-bombers against surface-to-air missile sites threatening air operations in South Vietnam. With complete disregard for his own personal safety and in the face of extremely heavy anti-aircraft fire and hostile surface-to-air missiles, Captain Francisco repeatedly descended to dangerously low altitudes to insure the destruction of two missile sites in North Vietnam. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, and aggressiveness in the face of the enemy, Captain Francisco reflected the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.



Action Date: 6-Apr-72



Service: Air Force



Rank: Captain



Regiment: 366th Tactical Fighter Wing



Division: DaNang Air Base, Vietnam


   
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http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=3455
   
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 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1971-1972 Vietnam War
  1971-1972 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
United States Air Force AcademyAir War College
  1963-1967, United States Air Force Academy
  1985-1986, Air War College
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F-4 Phantom  F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle  
  1968-1974, F-4 Phantom
  1974-1985, F-15 Eagle/Strike Eagle
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