Hestle, Roosevelt, Jr., Col

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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115E-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 1115E, 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Service Years
1949 - 1966
Colonel

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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Orlando, Florida
Last Address
Korat RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
Jul 06, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
08E Line 134; Section 60, Site 11634

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2017, American Battle Monuments Commission

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 Unit Assignments
388th Tactical Fighter Wing13th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1966-1966, 1115E, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1966-1966, 1115E, 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Bethune-Cookman College
  1946-1950, Bethune-Cookman College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1965-1966, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Then Major Hestle was a pilot of an F-105F aircraft that was hit by anti-aircraft fire over North Vietnam and crashed. He was promoted to Colonel while listed as MIA. His remains were identified Jun 22, 2017 and were interred in Arlington on Apr 13, 2018. He is also memorialized on Court A of the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. In addition, a marker is in place at the Los Angeles National Cemetery, Section MA Row A site 9.  

 
 
   
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https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/Article/1486811/funeral-announcement-for-pilot-killed-during-vietnam-war-hestle-r/

https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/46035/father-missing-in-action-in-vietnam-inspires-daughter-to-serve-veterans/

https://www.facebook.com/powmiafamilies/posts/air-force-col-roosevelt-hestle-jr-accounted-for-on-june-6-2017-will-be-buried-ap/10156951891414587/

https://www.retirees.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1227402/pilot-killed-in-vietnam-war-identified-hestle/

https://www.dvidshub.net/image/4394163/air-force-col-roosevelt-hestle-funeral

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/188145257/roosevelt-hestle

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/158381121/roosevelt-hestle

https://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=277977

https://www.pownetwork.org/bios/h/h048.htm

https://www.abmc.gov/node/511786

https://www.ancestry.com
 



 
 
   
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