Rice, Jerome James, Maj

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 1585A, 14th Special Operations Wing
Service Years
1955 - 1969
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Calumet, Illinois
Last Address
Phan Rang AB, RVN

Casualty Date
Oct 11, 1969
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
17W 069

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
17th Special Operations Squadron14th Special Operations Wing
  1969-1969, 1585A, 17th Special Operations Squadron
  1969-1969, 1585A, 14th Special Operations Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AC-119G/K Shadow/Stinger  
  1968-1969, AC-119G/K Shadow/Stinger
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Major Jerome Rice served with the 17th Special Operations Squadron, 14th Special Operations Wing, Phan Rang AB, RVN.  His tour began on 3 February 1969.

The crew of "C" Flight, 17th Special Operations Squadron, 14th Special Operations Wing (callsign 'Shadow 76') flew out of Tan Son Nhut AB in 1969, flying a Fairchild AC-119G (#52-5907).

According to the onsite history, "the first AC-119G Aircraft Loss was the crash of 'Shadow 76' at Tan Son Nhut Air Base. A USAF photographer from the 600th Photo Squadron was also onboard and was killed." It crashed on take off. Details of the crash state that the port engine caught fire and the aircraft went into a sharp descending left turn, hitting the ground and bursting into flame."


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