Keller, George Richard, Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115F-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1965 - 1970
Captain

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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Farmington
Last Address
Phu Cat AB, South Vietnam

Casualty Date
May 27, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Cambodia
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
10W 109

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 Unit Assignments
4th Tactical Fighter Wing480th Tactical Fighter Squadron12th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1968-1969, 4th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1969-1970, 480th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1969-1970, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1973 Vietnam War
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United States Air Force Academy
  1961-1965, United States Air Force Academy
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On 27 May 1970  F-4 aircraft from the 480th Tac Ftr Sqdn, 12h Tactical Fighter Wing from Phu Cat Ab, South Vietnam were supporting US troops in Cambodia, about 45 miles west of Ban Me Thuot. After making several passes at the target,an  F-4D tail number 66-0275 flown by Capt George R. Keller, Farmington, NM, and Capt Glenn H. Lee, Honolulu, HI, was hit by enemy fire. The aircraft's port wing separated and the F-4 rolled into the ground.

Capt. Kellers Tour of Duty began on 8 October 1969 and ended this day.

On 28 May Graves Registration personnel were able to recover fragmented remains from the crash site and later positively identify them as Captain Kellers about 10 miles east of Chbar in Mondol Kiri Province.. While there was no doubt that Captain Lee had died in the crash his remains were not recovered.

In the fall of 1993 the crash site was excavated and additional remains recovered. Aircrew equipment from both crewmen were found in the wreckage, and positive identification of Captain Lee's remains was announced on 11 May 1994. Capt. Lee and Capt. Keller are interred at Arlington National Cemetery together in Section 34, Site 3510.
   
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