Pannill, Harry L., Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
8051-Intelligence Officer
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1980-1986, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Service Years
1959 - 1986
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Home Town
Last Address
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Date of Passing
Mar 09, 2005
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 

Defense Intelligence Agency Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
His Silver Star Citation reads:

Major Harry L. Pannill distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United States during the Prisoner of War search and rescue operation at Son Tay, North Vietnam, on 21 November 1970. On that date, Major Pannill voluntarily participated as a Pilot in a combat flight which safely led the rescue forces deep into enemy territory despite the hazards of darkness, low altitude, adverse weather conditions, and intense enemy antiaircraft fire and surface-to-air missiles. As a result of Major Pannill's heroic efforts, the force arrived at Son Tay without incident, which was essential to the success of the operation. By his gallantry and devotion to duty, Major Pannill has reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
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Aviator (Command)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
407th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy321st Air Refueling Squadron100th Air Refueling Squadron778th Troop Carrier Squadron, Assault
779th Troop Carrier SquadronDetachment 1, 314th Troop Carrier Wing318th Special Operations SquadronDefense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
  1961-1961, 1021A, 407th Air Refueling Squadron, Heavy
  1961-1963, 321st Air Refueling Squadron
  1963-1965, 100th Air Refueling Squadron
  1966-1966, 778th Troop Carrier Squadron, Assault
  1966-1966, 779th Troop Carrier Squadron
  1966-1967, Detachment 1, 314th Troop Carrier Wing
  1968-1973, 318th Special Operations Squadron
  1974-1977, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
  1980-1986, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1966 Operation Power Pack (Dominican Republic)
  1966-1967 Vietnam War
  1970-1970 Vietnam War - Southwest Monsoon Campaign (1970)/Operation Kingpin (Son Tay Prison Raid)
 Colleges Attended 
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  1955-1959, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
KC-97 Stratotanker  C-130 Hercules  MC-130 Combat Talon/Shadow  
  1960-1960, KC-97 Stratotanker
  1965-1966, C-130 Hercules
  1966-1966, MC-130 Combat Talon/Shadow
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