Silver, Edward Dean, Lt Col

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 1115F, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1957 - 1968
Lieutenant Colonel

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Junction City, Oregon
Last Address
Cam Ranh Bay AB, South Vietnam

Casualty Date
Jul 05, 1968
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
53W 023/Plot: Section 60 Site 10095

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt. Col. Edward Silver was a graduate of Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.  He participated in the ROTC program while a student and entered the Air Force upon graduation in 1957.

In Vietnam,  Major Edward Silver served with the 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force out of Cam Rahn Bay AB.  

On 5 July 1968, Major Silver and 1st Lt. Bruce  Lawrence were the crew of an F-4C (#63-7713) on a night armed reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam.  Their aircraft was hit by hostile anti-aircraft fire.  Their wingman observed their aircraft turn into a large fireball with streaks of fire trailing out of the bottom, followed by a second smaller explosion.  There were no parachutes observed and no beepers heard.  Intense hostile fire prevented a daylight search of the area.  Both airmen were declared missing in action.
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 Unit Assignments
Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development/Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)391st Tactical Fighter Squadron - Bold Tigers12th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1953-1957, AFROTC Det 685 Oregon State University
  1968-1968, 1115F, 391st Tactical Fighter Squadron - Bold Tigers
  1968-1968, 1115F, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Oregon State University
  1953-1957, Oregon State University
 My Aircraft/Missiles
F-4 Phantom  
  1968-1968, F-4 Phantom
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