Hartson, Stanley Gerald, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Primary Unit
1962-1962, 314th Air Division
Service Years
1959 - 1962
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First Lieutenant

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt Stephen Willcox-Deceased to remember Hartson, Stanley Gerald, 1st Lt.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Bien Hoa AB

Casualty Date
Feb 11, 1962
MIA-Finding of Death
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Lam Dong (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Oak Ridge Cemetery - Inverness, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 006
Military Service Number
Not Specified

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  1st Lt Hartson: Mar 22, 2012  

lane crash SC-47 15732 in Vic Bao Mountains

"The mission was to drop leaflets with a New Year's message from President Kennedy over the high plateau area of central Vietnam....As the aircraft swept low near the village of Blao, a concealed enemy force opened fire. The plane was struck by small arms fire and crashed in the mountains southwest of the village. A joint US/Vietnamese rescue team was sent to the crash site." Remains were recovered. The following crew and passengers were aboard the aircraft:
2 unknown South Vietnamese Air Force personnel
U.S. Army Personnel:
2nd Lt. Lewis Walling
SP4 glen Merrihew
6 USAF Personnel:
Capt. Edward Kissam
Capt. Joseph Fahey
1st Lt Jack Le Tourneau
1st Lt Stanley Hartson
TSgt Floyd Frazier
A1C Robert Westfall
Source: http:/wwwvvmf.org/thewall

A street (Hartson Street) is named after 1st Lt. Stanley G. Hartson at Hurlburt Field in Florida, honored among  five airmen  "All were killed on February 11, 1962, when their C-47 aircraft crashed while flying over South Vietnam."

Source: U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet - Namesakes for Hurlburt Field Streets, http://www.hurlburt.af.mil/library/factsheets

"Stanley Gerald Hartson
Birth: Apr 25, 1936
Death: Feb 11, 1962 Vietnam

Vietnam War: US Military Casualty Record show Stanley Gerald Hartson was killed in the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), fixed wing air casualty. Buried next to Stanley W. & Phyllis Hartson
Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Inverness, Citrus County, Florida, USA
Created by: Tracy Price, Recorded added: Oct 5, 2008, Find A Grave Memorial # 30310862

Source: http://www.findagrave.com

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Last Updated:
Mar 22, 2012
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