Adam, John Quincy, CMSgt

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Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
11450 -Load Master Technician
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11450 , 374th Tactical Airlift Wing
Service Years
1966 - 1968
Chief Master Sergeant

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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bethel
Last Address
Naha AB, Okinawa
Ubon RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
May 22, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
65E 006

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 Unit Assignments
Professional Schools and Courses41st Airlift Squadron  - Black Cats374th Tactical Airlift Wing
  1967-1967, 11430, Basic Loadmaster Course
  1967-1968, 11450 , 41st Airlift Squadron - Black Cats
  1967-1968, 11450 , 374th Tactical Airlift Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-130 Hercules  
  1968-1968, C-130 Hercules
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Subject: SHORT NOTICE - MIA Vietnam USAF A1C John Q. Adam, Kansas City, KS, 27 Jul 09


Born on 22 Dec 47, John Quincy Adam was a loadmaster aboard a C-130 transport aircraft as a member of the 41st Tactical Airlift Squadron from Ubon, Thailand and regularly flew missions all over Southeast Asia.  On 22 May 68, his aircraft disappeared over Laos.  He was first reported as MIA along with other members of his flight crew and remained so until November 68 when he was declared KIA.
After over 41 years, Mr. Adam is finally returning home to his final resting place in Kansas City, Kansas.  His sister has requested the Patriot Guard honor this brave hero by escorting him to the funeral home and standing a flag line.
Services will be 27 July 2009 at Chapel Hill Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th Street, Kansas City, KS.

Agenda:
25 July 09
0945 Stage in parking lot below tower for escort from KCI Airport to Chapel Hill Butler Funeral Home.
1031 is flight arrival time.

26 July 09
1330 - 1600 Set and stand Flag Line at Chapel Hill Funeral Home for family visitation (1400-1600).

27 July 09
1300 Set and stand Flag Line for services that begin at 1400.

Interment will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery adjacent to the funeral home.

Medic will be your Ride Captain for this mission and Bull will be your Assistant Ride Captain.


Thank you for what you do.


Bruce (Medic) Holmes
KC Area Ride Captain ? Kansas
Patriot Guard Riders
bholmes5@kc.rr.com
Cell: 913-901-7722

   
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Information from the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office (http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/pmsea/HTML/pmsea_info_a003.htm)
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

This report is as of: Thursday, June 18, 2009
Updates may be found at the DPMO Web Site ( http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/ ).

--------- SMSgt. Adam was attached to the 41st TAC Sqdn, 374th TAC ALFT Wing, 13th AF, USAF A Note from The Virtual Wall The 374th Tactical Airlift Squadron maintained a detachment of C-130 aircraft at Ubon RTAFB for flare-dropping missions over the Ho Chi Minh Trail - the flares allowed tactical aircraft to identify and prosecute ground targets at night. The C-130s used the call sign "BLIND BAT". On the night of 22 May 1968 a BLIND BAT aircraft, C-130 tail number 56-0477, failed to return from a mission over southern Laos. Although no trace of the crew was found by search-and-rescue teams, there was evidence the aircraft went down near Muang Nong, about 20 miles southwest of the A Shau Valley. On conclusion of the SAR effort the nine men aboard were classed as Missing in Action. They remained and were promoted in that status until the Secretary of the Air Force approved Presumptive Findings of Death for them. The nine men aboard the C-130 were (PFod dates are shown in parentheses): 41st Tac Alft Sqdn, 374th Tac Alft Wing Col William H. Mason, Camden, AR (10/09/1980) Major William T. Mc Phail, Chattanooga, TN (06/29/1978) Major Thomas B. Mitchell, Littleton, CO (02/27/1975) CMSgt Calvin C. Glover, Steubenville, OH (06/29/1978) CMSgt Melvin D. Rash, Yorktown, VA (06/29/1978) SMSgt John Q. Adam, Bethel, KS (06/21/1978) SMSgt Gary Pate, Brooks, GA (01/09/1975) 23rd TASS, 504th Tac Air Spt Grp LtCol Jerry L. Chambers, Muskogee, OK (08/12/1976) 374th Field Maint Sqdn, 374th Tac Alft Wing CMSgt Thomas E. Knebel, Midway, AR (06/29/1978) Their remains have not been repatriated. Comments/Citation Vietnam Wall Panel coords 65E 006 -------- Buried: 27 Jul 09 - Kansas City, KS -------- JOHN QUINCY ADAM is honored on Panel 65E, Row 6 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Full Name: JOHN QUINCY ADAM Wall Name: JOHN Q ADAM Date of Birth: 12/22/1947 Date of Casualty: 5/22/1968 Home of Record: BETHEL State: KS Branch of Service: AIR FORCE Rank: SMS Casualty Country: LAOS Casualty Province: LZ Status: MIA The following remembrances have been left at The Virtual Wall for JOHN QUINCY ADAM: Some Questions Answered Posted by Rana Vestal, I wore his/her MIA bracelet Gone But Not Forgotten III Posted by Gwendolyn Deubler Petersen, I wore his/her MIA bracelet GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN II Posted by BRACELET WEARER, I wore his/her MIA bracelet Not Forgotten Posted by Candace Lokey, Other: John Quincy Adam Posted by Frann Buckley Marple, We were high school classmates IN REMEMBRANCE OF ALL OF THESE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE SERVICEMEN ONCE LOST AND NOW FOUND WHOSE NAMES SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE Posted by CLAY MARSTON, Other: Kansas MIA Posted by Bonnie Templeton, Researcher FREEDOM IS IN SIGHT,HANG TOUGH Posted by MICHAEL N. WRIGHT, COMRADE Gone, but not forgotten Posted by Anne, Fellow Patriot ------- From Patriot Guard Riders: Subject: SHORT NOTICE - MIA Vietnam USAF A1C John Q. Adam, Kansas City, KS, 27 Jul 09 Born on 22 Dec 47, John Quincy Adam was a loadmaster aboard a C-130 transport aircraft as a member of the 41st Tactical Airlift Squadron from Ubon, Thailand and regularly flew missions all over Southeast Asia. On 22 May 68, his aircraft disappeared over Laos. He was first reported as MIA along with other members of his flight crew and remained so until November 68 when he was declared KIA. After over 41 years, Mr. Adam is finally returning home to his final resting place in Kansas City, Kansas. His sister has requested the Patriot Guard honor this brave hero by escorting him to the funeral home and standing a flag line. Services will be 27 July 2009 at Chapel Hill Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th Street, Kansas City, KS. Agenda: 25 July 09 0945 Stage in parking lot below tower for escort from KCI Airport to Chapel Hill Butler Funeral Home. 1031 is flight arrival time. 26 July 09 1330 - 1600 Set and stand Flag Line at Chapel Hill Funeral Home for family visitation (1400-1600). 27 July 09 1300 Set and stand Flag Line for services that begin at 1400. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery adjacent to the funeral home. Medic will be your Ride Captain for this mission and Bull will be your Assistant Ride Captain. Thank you for what you do. Bruce (Medic) Holmes KC Area Ride Captain ? Kansas Patriot Guard Riders bholmes5@kc.rr.com Cell: 913-901-7722 --------- From AFHRA: V. CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT FORMER PRISONERS OF WAR AND MISSING IN ACTION NAME: John Q. Adam RANK: Chief Master Sergeant DATE OF LOSS: 22 May 1968 COUNTRY OF LOSS: Laos DATE OF BIRTH: 22 December1947 HOME OF RECORD: Bethel, KS CURRENT STATUS : Killed inAction/Body Not Recovered UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: 41stTactical Airlift Sq, Ubon Airfield, TH CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS: Chief Adam was the loadmaster on aC-130, HERCULES aircraft that wason an operational mission when hewas reported missing in action. TheC-130 did not return to friendly con-trol, and the crew members weredeclared missing at the time of esti- mated fuel exhaustion. Chief Adamwas continued in a missing statusuntil 29 June 1978 when his statuswas administratively changed by theDepartment of the Air Force to killedin action. Since his remains have notbeen recovered and returned, he islisted by the Department of Defenseas unaccounted for in SoutheastAsia. NAME: Samuel Adams RANK: Chief Master Sergeant DATE OF LOSS: 31 October 1965 COUNTRY OF LOSS: SouthVietnam DATE OF BIRTH: 02 August 1935 HOME OF RECORD: Goldenrod,FL CURRENT STATUS: Died inCaptivity/Body Not Recovered UNIT OF ASSIGNMENT: 6250thSupport Sq, Tan Son Nhut AB, VS CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS: Chief Adams and three other com-panions were reported missing inaction when they failed to return totheir unit following a trip to an R&Rcenter. An intensive search failed toreveal their whereabouts. On 4November 1965, one of the memberswalked into a Special Forces campand told how they were captured byViet Cong on their way back to thebase, but he managed to escape. Thestatus of the remaining memberswas subsequently changed to cap-tured. No further information hasever been received regarding theirfate. Chief Adams was continued ina captured status until 25 June 1974,the date death was presumed tohave occurred. His status was thenadministratively changed to killed in Page 14 action. Since his remains have notbeen recovered and returned, he islisted by the Department of Defenseas unaccounted for in Southeast Asia. -------
   
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