Boatwright, Jacklin Meggs, TSgt

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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
113X0-Flight Engineer
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1966-1967, 12th Air Commando Squadron
Service Years
1958 - 1967
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1938
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Nashville, AR
Last Address
Bien Hoa AB, South Vietnam

Casualty Date
Sep 04, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Lam Dong
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Restland Memorial Park - Nashville, Arkansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
25E 095

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 Unit Assignments
315th Air Commando Wing12th Air Commando Squadron
  1966-1967, 315th Air Commando Wing
  1966-1967, 12th Air Commando Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam Air Offensive, Phase II Campaign (1967-68)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-123 Provider  
  1966-1967, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
TSgt. Jacklin Boatwright served with the 12th Air Commando Squadron, 315th Air Commando Wing.  His tour began on 18 October 1966.

He was killed when the C-123K Provider (#54-0621) in which he was flying went down under hostile fire near Dong Hoi, Lam Dong province on 4 September 1967. (Some discrepancy, as one source states the aircraft was lost in a fierce storm, crashing on approach to Bao Loc Airstrip).

Crew:
Lt. Col. Merle D. Turner, (pilot)
Capt Edward L. Goucher, (co-pilot)
A1C James R. Mayo (loadmaster)

Passengers:
TSgt. Jacklin M. Boatwright (Operation Ranchhand)
MSgt Harold C. Cook (Operation Ranchhand)
Capt William B. Mahone (Operation Ranchhand)
Capt Virgil K. Kelley, Jr. (Operation Ranchhand)

Passengers (all Combat Controllers/CCT with (8th Aerial Port Squadron, 377th Combat Support Group)
MSgt Charles A. Paradise
TSgt Fredrick L. Thrower
A1C Gerard L. J. Gauthier
A1C William E. Jerkins

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He left a wife and two children at his death.
   
Comments/Citation
"Oh, my father I think of you today How I wish there were more to remember The time short and fleeting Slipped from our hands in each our youth But you live in me somehow mysteriously I know not how but my heart refuses to question Be proud of me. I am proud of you Never forget We are one."
 Posted by: Jon Boatwright Email: jmtheboat@yahoo.com Wednesday, November 12, 2008 
   
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