Hartness, Gregg, Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1444A-Forward Air Controller
Last AFSC Group
Air Operations
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 7th Air Force
Service Years
1960 - 1968
Colonel

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1937
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Dallas
Last Address
Dallas

Casualty Date
Nov 26, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
38W 066

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 Unit Assignments
20th Tactical Air Support Squadron505th Tactical Control Group7th Air Force
  1968-1968, 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron
  1968-1968, 505th Tactical Control Group
  1968-1968, 7th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Texas A&M University
  1956-1960, Texas A&M University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
O-2 Skymaster  
  1968-1968, O-2 Skymaster
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Colonel Hartness was a "Covey" Forward Air Controller at Da Nang. He and 1st Lt. A. S. Shepherd took off from Da Nang for a Visual Reconnaissance mission over the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos southwest of the DMZ in O-2A (# 67-21419).

The aircraft was flying at 8,000 ft. when it was hit in the tail by 37 MM anti aircraft fire near the village of Ban Katao. It spun out of control and Col. Hartness ordered Lt. Shepherd to bail out which he did successfully and survived. September 14, 2005

Colonel Hartness was interred in Arlington, SECTION 66 SITE 1271 on September 14, 2005 . See comments from friends and family on his memorial posted on the vvmf.org site.
 
   
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