Hamilton, John Smith, Col

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1967-1979, MIA Vietnam
Service Years
1945 - 1967
Officer Collar Insignia

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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Silver City, New Mexico
Last Address
Udorn Royal Thai AFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Apr 19, 1967
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Bayard National Cemetery - Bayard, New Mexico
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18E 048

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, American Battle Monuments Commission

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Aviator (Command)

 Unit Assignments
US Army (USA)US Army Reserve (USAR)Aviation Cadet Flight School75th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
26th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron5th Air ForceAir University437th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
414th Fighter Group66th Fighter-Interceptor SquadronAir Force Institute of Technology (Staff)Air Force Bases/ Installations
602nd Fighter Squadron56th Air Commando WingUS Air Force
  1945-1947, US Army (USA)
  1947-1950, US Army Reserve (USAR)
  1952-1953, Aviation Cadet Flight School
  1953-1955, 75th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1955-1955, 26th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1955-1956, 7016, 5th Air Force
  1956-1957, 7016, Air University
  1957-1957, 7016, 437th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1957-1957, 414th Fighter Group
  1957-1958, 21, 66th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1958-1962, 437th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron
  1962-1965, Air Force Institute of Technology (Staff)
  1965-1966, 7024, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  1966-1967, 602nd Fighter Squadron
  1966-1967, 56th Air Commando Wing
  1967-1979, MIA Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Non-operation sorties/Reconnaissance missions over Laos
  1966-1967 Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
Western New Mexico UniversityUniversity of Colorado
  1949-1953, Western New Mexico University
  1962-1965, University of Colorado
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-86 Sabre  F-89 Scorpion  F-101 Voodoo  A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)  
  1953-1957, F-86 Sabre
  1957-1962, F-89 Scorpion
  1957-1962, F-101 Voodoo
  1966-1967, A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)
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