Adam, John Quincy, CMSgt

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Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
11450 -Load Master Technician
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11450 , 374th Tactical Airlift Wing
Service Years
1966 - 1968
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Chief Master Sergeant

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSgt Robert Bruce McClelland, Jr. to remember Adam, John Quincy (Blind Bat 01), CMSgt.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bethel, Kansas
Last Address
Naha AB, Okinawa
Ubon RTAFB, Thailand

Casualty Date
May 22, 1968
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
65E 006

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, American Battle Monuments Commission

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Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Formal Schools and Training Courses41st Airlift Squadron  - Black Cats374th Tactical Airlift Wing
  1967-1967, 11430, Basic Loadmaster Course
  1967-1968, 11450 , 41st Airlift Squadron - Black Cats
  1967-1968, 11450 , 374th Tactical Airlift Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War1
  1968-1968 Vietnam Air Offensive Phase III Campaign (1968)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-130 Hercules  
  1968-1968, C-130 Hercules
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Born on Dec 22, 1947, John Quincy Adam was a loadmaster aboard a C-130 transport aircraft as a member of the 41st Tactical Airlift Squadron from Ubon, Thailand and regularly flew missions all over Southeast Asia. On May 22, 1968, his aircraft disappeared over Laos. He was first reported as MIA along with other members of his flight crew and remained so until Nov 1968 when he was declared KIA. He was promoted up to CMSgt while in MIA status.
His remains were recovered in 2002 and identified in 2009.
After over 41 years, Mr. Adam finally returned home to his final resting place in Kansas City, KS. His sister requested the Patriot Guard honor this brave hero by escorting him to the funeral home and standing a flag line. Services were held July 27, 2009 at Chapel Hill Butler Funeral Home, 701 North 94th Street, Kansas City, KS.


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