Parsley, Edward Milton, CMSgt

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Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
11490-Load Master Superintendent
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 13th Air Force
Service Years
1950 - 1966
Chief Master Sergeant

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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by A3C Michael S. Bell to remember Parsley, Edward Milton, CMSgt.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Abilene, Texas

Casualty Date
Feb 03, 1966
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04E 135

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Aircrew Enlisted (Senior)

 Unit Assignments
US Air Force311th Air Commando Squadron13th Air Force
  1964-1965, 11450 , 516th Troop Carrier Wing
  1965-1966, 11470, 311th Air Commando Squadron
  1966-1966, 13th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1966 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-123 Provider  
  1966-2003, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Then, A1C Edward Milton Parsley was a crew member of a C-123 Provider (s/n 55-4537) also onboard were Captain Wilbur Brown, Major James Carter, and A1C Therman M Waller.

On 3 Feb 1966 while supporting operations at Khe Sanh, (approx 10 miles from Khe Sahn near the Laos border), radio contact was lost with the aircraft and its where abouts was never determined.  This aircraft was on a "Candlestick" mission dispensing flares to illuminate targets for tactical bombers. A search was conducted until 10 Feb 1966.

All members of the crew were declared missing in action..among over 2400 other Military members so classified. Sgt Parsley was declaired as KIA 9 Jan 1978

On 19 May 2003, remains identified as those of Sgt. Parsley were repatrated and identified on 7 june 2004.  All crewmen were posthumously promoted.

CMSgt. Parsley was laid to rest at Arlington Site 46-A-15

May God have a special place at his side for Sgt. Parsley and the rest of his crew. You did your job well and kept the faith.  May God Bless you and rest assured that you will NEVER be forgotten

In April 1969, information was received that Major Wilbur Brown had been identified via a photograph as being held prisoner. This was not verified and according to reports IF any prisoners were taken from this crew, it was by Pathet Lao forces and were held in Loas..NO AMERICANS WERE EVER RELEASED FROM LAOS.

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