Adams, Royce Horace, TSgt

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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
81170-Security Police Supervisor
Last AFSC Group
Security Police
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
Service Years
1954 - 1969
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Technical Sergeant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Grand Ridge, FL
Last Address
Da Nang AB

Casualty Date
Apr 14, 1969
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Vehicle Loss, Crash
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Shady Grove Cemetery - Grand Ridge, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
27W 079

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Air Force Air Police Air Force Security Police

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Security Police (Master)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Air Training CommandAir Police UnitsStrategic Air Command (SAC)Caribbean Air Command
Air Base Units4604th Support SquadronAir Defense Command (ADC)366th Security Police Squadron
366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
  1954-1954, Air Training Command
  1958-1958, 77150, 804th Air Police Squadron
  1958-1959, 77150, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1961-1961, 77150, Caribbean Air Command
  1961-1961, 5700th Air Base Group
  1963-1964, 77170, 4756th Air police Squadron
  1965-1965, 77170, 4600th Air Police Squadron
  1965-1968, 4604th Support Squadron
  1965-1968, Air Defense Command (ADC)
  1969-1969, 81170, 366th Security Police Squadron
  1969-1969, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
According to the Vietnam Security Police Association, Inc website, The Viet Nam Casualty Book (Non Hostile) reads "SOUTH VIETNAM (B1): On 14 Apr 69, TSgt Royce H. Adams, (Note: I've left the AF number off), was killed when the security police vehicle in which he was riding went out of control and rolled over after skidding on wet pavement."

"I was a member of the 366th SPS, Cobra Flight when TSgt Adams was to replace our Flight Chief TSgt Ratliff who was soon to PCS back to the states. I was introduced to TSgt Adams as He was to be the new Flight Chief to replace TSgt Ratliff. I was also due to return to the US shortly myself. It seems that TSgt Ratliff and TSgt Adams, his replacement were in a jeep together as Ratliff was showing the Base to Adams and the vehicle rolled over and TSgt Adams was killed. Although I had Met TSgt Adams He was new to Viet Nam and I had already left to return to the US prior to the accident. TSgt Ratliff was a fine man and from meeting TSgt Adams it seems He would have been a great replacement on Cobra Flight. "


Boots in Country: 18 March 1969

News Release - Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs, Washington D.C. Immediate Release, 16 April 1969 (No.280-69 (C-72), Casulties in Vietnam:

"TSGT Royce H. Adams, husband of Mrs. Dorothy J. Adams, Route #2, Box 228A, Grand Ridge, 32442"

Source:;1969/April 1969.pdf

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