Stockman, Hervey Studdiford, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1021A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1973, POW North Vietnam
Service Years
1942 - 1978
Officer Collar Insignia
Colonel

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1922
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Stockman, Hervey Studdiford, Col USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Andover, New Jersey
Last Address
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date of Passing
Feb 23, 2011
 
Location of Interment
Santa Fe National Cemetery - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Wall/Plot Coordinates
SECTION 24, SITE 166

 Official Badges 

Air Force Commander Air Force Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Nam-POWSAmerican Ex-POW Association
  1973, Nam-POWS
  1973, American Ex-POW Association - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was a P-51 pilot in WWII and was credited with destroying 2 enemy aircraft in aerial combat. Later he flew several types of aircraft, including U-2's in secret missions over the USSR. He was a POW in North Vietnam for 2,093 days before his release Mar 4, 1973. He retired from the Air Force Dec 31, 1978.

His 2 Silver Star citations:

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Colonel Hervey Studdiford Stockman (AFSN: AO-691195/FR-50436), United States Air Force, for gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as an F4C Aircraft Commander of the 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron, DaNang Air Base, Vietnam, in action over Southeast Asia, on 11 June 1967. On that date, Colonel Stockman successfully protected five flights of F-105 aircraft from hostile attack while they were delivering ordnance on an important military target in this dangerous and highly defended area. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Colonel Stockman has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: 11-Jun-67

Service: Air Force

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Company: 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron

Division: DaNang Air Base, Vietnam

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an 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 Colonel Hervey Studdiford Stockman (AFSN: AO-691195/FR-50436), United States Air Force, for gallantry and intrepidity in action in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force on 11 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. Colonel Stockman 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.

Action Date: 11-Jun-67

Service: Air Force

Rank: Colonel

Division: Prisoner of War (North Vietnam)

 

   
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Sources:
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http://www.pownetwork.org/bios/s/s119.htm
http://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2011/05/11/sections/memorials/1478/index.xml
https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2010-featured-story-archive/agency-u-2-pilots-hervey-stockman.html
http://www.abqjournal.com/obits/profiles/2822233profiles02-28-11.htm
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_stockman_h_s.php
http://valor.militarytimes.com/recipient.php?recipientid=45401
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=66303618 
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery.php?Group=339 
 
   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Cadet Flight SchoolAir Force Bases/ Installations504th Fighter Squadron339th Fighter Group
Prisoner Of War (POW)
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 770, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1943-1944, AAF MOS 770, Air Force Bases/ Installations
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 504th Fighter Squadron
  1944-1945, AAF MOS 1055, 339th Fighter Group
  1967-1973, POW North Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Northern France Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Rhineland Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater/Central Europe Campaign (1945)
  1966-1967 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
  1966-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Princeton UniversityArmed Forces Staff CollegeAir War College
  1940-1942, Princeton University
  1961-1961, Armed Forces Staff College
  1973-1974, Air War College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-51/F-51 Mustang  F-84 Thunderjet  U-2 Dragon Lady  F-102 Delta Dagger  
F-4 Phantom  
  1944-1945, P-51/F-51 Mustang2
  1951-1953, F-84 Thunderjet
  1956-1958, U-2 Dragon Lady
  1958-1958, F-102 Delta Dagger
  1966-1967, F-4 Phantom
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