Daughtrey, Robert Norlan, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
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Primary Unit
1973-1975, Air Force Institute of Technology
Service Years
1954 - 1975
Officer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant Colonel

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Contact Info
Home Town
Eagle Pass, Texas
Last Address
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date of Passing
Jul 20, 2005
Location of Interment
Santa Fe National Cemetery - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Wall/Plot Coordinates
section 18, row 0, site 494)

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Last Known Activity
Lt. Colonel Daughtrey began flying combat missions with the 12th Tactical Fighter Squadron of the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing at Kadena AB, Okinawa, in July 1965. He was shot down while flying his 16th combat mission on 2 August 1965. After spending 2,751 days in captivity, Maj Daughtrey was released during Operation Homecoming on 12 February 1973.

He was interred alongside his wife, Vickie, in Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe County, New Mexico (section 18, row 0, site 494). 
Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 8, 1918 (amended by act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Lieutenant Colonel Robert Norlan Daughtrey, United States Air Force, for gallantry and intrepidity in action in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force during the period 31 July 1966 through 9 September 1966, while a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam. Ignoring international agreements on treatment of prisoners of war, the enemy resorted to mental and physical cruelties to obtain information, confessions, and propaganda materials. Lieutenant Colonel Daughtrey resisted their demands by calling upon his deepest inner strengths in a manner which reflected his devotion to duty and great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: July 31 - September 9, 1966
Service: Air Force
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Division: Prisoner of War (North Vietnam)
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3646th Pilot Training Squadron (Cadre)563rd Tactical Fighter Squadron12th Tactical Fighter Squadron18th Tactical Fighter Wing
7th Air ForceAir Force Institute of Technology
  1955-1957, 3646th Pilot Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1963-1965, 563rd Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1965-1965, 12th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1965-1965, 18th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1965-1965, 7th Air Force
  1973-1975, Air Force Institute of Technology
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
University of New Mexico
  1973-1975, University of New Mexico
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)  
  1964-1965, F-105 Thunderchief (Thud)
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