McClellan, Paul Truman, Jr., Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1953 - 1965
Officer Collar Insignia
Captain

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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1931
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt D.L. Kimbrow (Skip) to remember McClellan, Paul Truman, Jr., Capt.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Stayton
Last Address
West Stayton

Casualty Date
Nov 14, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mount Hope Cemetery - Salem, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
03E 050

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US Air Force4520th Combat Crew Training Group1st Air Commando Squadron3rd Tactical Fighter Wing
  1953-1965, 6251st Tactical Fighter Wing
  1963-1964, 4520th Combat Crew Training Group
  1965-1965, 1st Air Commando Squadron
  1965-1965, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War
  1965-1965 Vietnam Defensive Campaign (1965-66)/Operation Silver Bayonet
 Colleges Attended 
Oregon State University
  1949-1953, Oregon State University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-101 Voodoo  F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)  
  1960-1960, F-101 Voodoo
  1962-1964, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
  1965-1965, A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Captain McClellan was killed by enemy fire during strafing and boming runs to aid American troops during the Battle of the Ia Drang.

A memorial for this heroic man at Mount Hope Cemetery Salem Marion County Oregon, Plot: Section B Lot 1.



A fine memorial, maintained by his son, with photos and details can be found at:

        http://www.glassmountains.com/ptmcclellan.htm


   
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