Lankford, Charles Bernard, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Primary Unit
1963-1963, 13th Air Force
Service Years
1949 - 1963
Staff Sergeant

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Collinsville
Last Address
Collinsville

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1963
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vinh Binh
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 033, Cemetery Unknown

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 Unit Assignments
310th Troop Carrier Squadron315th Tactical Airlift Wing13th Air Force
  1963-1963, 310th Troop Carrier Squadron
  1963-1963, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing
  1963-1963, 13th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1963-1963 Vietnam War
  1963-1963 Vietnam Advisory Campaign (1961-65)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-123 Provider  
  1963-1963, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SSgt. Lankford was flying in a C-123B (# 56-4385) which was shot down 104 km (65 miles) south of Saigon on a flare dropping mission near a village under attack by the Viet Cong while supporting the Army 9th Division in the Delta.

He left a wife and three children.

Lost:
Capt. Woodrow M. Fitzgerald
Capt. Gordon R. Brown
SSgt Charles B. Lankford
SSgt Walter K. Morris
4 VNAF observers.
   
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