L'Huillier, Joseph Andre, Capt

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Primary Unit
1968-1968, 1115B, 31st Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1960 - 1968
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Grand Island, New york
Last Address
Tuy Hoa AB, RVN

Casualty Date
Jul 25, 1968
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
50W Line 007/Section 30 Site 353

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New York Air National Guard107th Tactical Fighter Group136th Tactical Fighter Squadron140th Tactical Fighter Wing
31st Tactical Fighter Wing
  1960-1968, New York Air National Guard
  1964-1968, 1115B, 107th Tactical Fighter Group
  1964-1968, 1115B, 136th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1968-1968, 1115B, 140th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1968-1968, 1115B, 31st Tactical Fighter Wing
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  1968-1968 Vietnam War2
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F-100 Super Sabre  
  1964-1968, F-100 Super Sabre
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"The Defense Department also reported yesterday that Capt. Joseph A. L'Huillier, a former Grand Island resident, was killed in Vietnam last Thursday. Capt. L'Huillier, a member of the 107th Tactical Fighter Group, formerly based at Niagara Falls, was reported shot down while flying a support mission. He had resided about three years on Grand Island. His wife and family moved to Las Vegas after he was sent overseas in June."  Source: http://www.nthistorymuseum.org

"The 136th suffered its first combat loss on 25 July, 1968 when Captain Joseph A. L'Huillier was fatally injured after he ejected from his disabled aircraft west of Chu Lai. Immediately after a high angle dive bomb delivery, Captain L'Huillier's aircraft was believed to have been hit by ground fire. Captain L'Huillier relayed that his aircraft controls were failing and then pulled up into a cloud deck and ejected. No one observed his ejection but his parachute was spotted on the ground a short while later. A rescue helicopter picked him up within 30 minutes but he died before he could be hospitalized. His fatal injuries were probably incurred upon ejection or landing, with improper chute opening or seat involvement suspected."
Source: AU/ACSC/08-8361/AY06, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Forgotten Heroes - U.S. ANG Fighter Squadrons of Vietnam by Joseph B. Speed, Major, USAF, A Research Report Submitted to the Faculty In Partial Fulfillment of the Graduation Requirements, Instructor: Dr. Michael E. Weaver, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, April 2006, https://www.afresearch.org.

"Rocky's Raiders Deactivated At Niagara AF Base
Niagara Falls, N.Y. (AP) -After 17 months of active duty that saw them spend nearly a year in South Vietnam and South Korea, the 800 men of the 107th Tactical Fighter Group have returned to Air National Guard status.
The 107th, which went into federal service in January 1968 during the Pueblo crisis was deactivated Wednesday during ceremonies at Niagara Falls Air Force Base.
Maj Gen A.C. O'Hara, chief of staff to Gov. Rockefeller, received the unit flag from Maj. Gen. Timothy O'Keefe, commander of the 9th Air Force, Tactical Air Command, as the airmen passed in review before.
Later, a formation of fighter planes passed overhead with one plane missing-symbolizing an audience of 3,000 persons of the loss of Capt Joseph L'Huillier of Grand Island, the only pilot of the unit to die in Vietnam..." Source: http://fultonhistory.com/Process small/Newspapers/Oswego Palladium/Oswego Palladium April-June 1969 pdf/Newspaper Oswego Palladium April-June-1256.pdf


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