Smith, Lewis Philip, II, Maj

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Last Rank
Major
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1053B-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 505th Tactical Control Group
Service Years
1964 - 1968
Major

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bellefonte
Last Address
Danang AB

Casualty Date
May 30, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
62W 002

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 Unit Assignments
20th Tactical Air Support Squadron505th Tactical Control Group
  1968-1968, 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron
  1968-1968, 505th Tactical Control Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  1960-1964, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-38 Talon  C-130 Hercules  O-2 Skymaster  
  1964-1964, T-38 Talon
  1965-1967, C-130 Hercules
  1968-1968, O-2 Skymaster
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Major Smith was a Covey Forward Air Controller assigned to the 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron at Da Nang. He was flying O-2A (S/N 67-21405) in the "Steel Tiger" area of southern Laos when he was lost. The aircraft was believed hit by anti aircraft fire near Ban Daktring about 25 miles southwest of Kham Duc. A beeper was heard but no trace of Major Smith was found.

There is some evidence that he was captured and held prisoner by the Laotians. He remains MIA.
   
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