Artis, Herbert J., SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
60571-Air Transportation Supervisor
Last AFSC Group
Transportation and Logistics
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 60571, 8th Aerial Port Squadron
Service Years
1953 - 1971
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rose Hill
Last Address
Da Nang AB

Casualty Date
Jun 27, 1971
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Accidental Homicide
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery - Rose Hill, North Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
03W 090

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  1971-1971 Vietnam War - Commando Hunt VI Campaign (1971)
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SSgt. Herbert John Artis was born in Mt. Olive, North Carolina in 1931.

SSgt. Artis served during the Korean War.

In Vietnam, he was serving  with the 15th  Aerial Port Squadron as a Detachment of the 8th Aerial Port Squadron at Da Nang AB, Quang Nam Province.

On June 17, 1971, SSgt. Artis was accidentally shot and killed by another man when the  weapon the other man posessed discharged while he was playing with it.

US Air Force SSGT Herbert John Artis, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Rose Hill, NC.

US Air Force SSGT Herbert John Artis was a member of the Air Force. SSGT Artis served our country until June 27th, 1971 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. It was reported that SSG Artis was accidentily killed by another solider playing with a weapon. He was 42 years old and was married. SSGT Artis is on panel 03W, line 090 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

To my best friend: Without your words to comfort and guide me though the tough times of War, I would have never made it. You saved me when I did not have no one else to turn to. God called you home. I made it, but I sure miss my friend. I'll see you in Heaven Sgt Artis, because you spent your time in hell. 15th APS, Hats Off To A Friend, Sgt Tommy Keaton, 1122 Victoria, Waco, Texas 76705,

15 APS DaNang Pal & Card Playing Partner. I went to visit you this morning my friend. You came to visit me in my hometown of Troy, IL and it has been much too long a time. We sat and talked and reminisced about the good and not so good times. I miss you, think of you often and hope you are not in pain. I cried for my loss, your family and you, then smiled knowing you are in comfort and were a friend. No more pinochle for me, you were the "Best Partner." Thanks pal; stay well...God Bless jjok. JOHN O'KEEFE, Troy IL.

He is the Son of Mr John Artis and Mrs Elizabeth Fisher Artis. Husband of Mrs Jean Artis, Father to Theodore Herbert Artis.

He served with the 15th Mobility Aerial Port Squadron(Danang), under the 8th Aerial Port Squadron as a Detachment, 7th Air Force.

He was awarded The Air Force Commendation Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal(s).


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