Gourley, Laurent Lee, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115B-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1969-1978, 1115B, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1966 - 1969
Major

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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Villisca, Iowa
Last Address
Phu Cat AB, RVN

Casualty Date
Aug 09, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Villisca Cemetery - Villisca, Iowa
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20W 118

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 Unit Assignments
3526th Pilot Training Squadron4515th Combat Crew Training Squadron416th Tactical Fighter Squadron31st Tactical Fighter Wing
US Air Force
  1967-1968, 3526th Pilot Training Squadron
  1968-1968, 1115B, 4515th Combat Crew Training Squadron
  1968-1969, 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1968-1969, 31st Tactical Fighter Wing
  1969-1978, 1115B, MIA Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
 Colleges Attended 
United States Air Force AcademyPurdue University
  1962-1966, United States Air Force Academy
  1966-1967, Purdue University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-100 Super Sabre  
  1968-1969, F-100 Super Sabre
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Last Known Activity
He was on a reconaissance mission over the Ho Chi Minh Trail in central Laos when his plane disappeared. He was declared MIA 8/9/69 and designated died while missing 11/29/78. His remains were found 2/11/2001 and identified 8/9/2002. He was promoted to major 12/9/69 while on MIA status.
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
http://memwall.usafalibrary.com/person.asp?id=94
http://memwall.usafalibrary.com/person.asp?id=94
http://www.angelfire.com/ia2/POW/Gourley.htm
http://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=275065
http://www.taskforceomegainc.org/g067.html
 

 


 
   
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