Lang, James Franklin, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1444-Forward Air Controller
Last AFSC Group
Air Operations
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron
Service Years
1964 - 1968

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Tipton, MO
Last Address
Da Nang AB

Casualty Date
Apr 28, 1968
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Bliss National Cemetery - Fort Bliss, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
52E 039

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504th  Tactical Air Support Group20th Tactical Air Support Squadron
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Last Known Activity
"Captain James Franklin Lang was from Tipton, Missouri and born on 22 November 1941. He was 26 and married when he died. He was a Rash Forward Air Controller assigned to the 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron at Da Nang. Captain Lang was flying a night mission in O-2A S/N 67-21367 west of Hue when he was shot down by ground fire. He was assigned to support the 1st Cavalry Division but apparently was flying Visual Reconnaissance in the area a C-130 had been shot down when he was hit and crashed. A USAF helicopter flew to the crash site and recovered his body. He had four years of service and had served 82 days in combat."



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