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PersonID19671400
NameGilmore, James Robson
BranchUSAF
RankFirst Lieutenant
Graduation1967
KIA Date6/2/1969
SquadronCS 02
Home TownMilledgeville
Home StateGA
High SchoolOrangeburg HS, Orangeburg, SC
High School Activitiesscouts, track, cross country
Post High School
Academy ExperiencesClass Committee, ski & water ski clubs
Academic Degree MajorBS - Math, USAFA
Active Duty AssignmentsPilot Training, O-2 Pilot
KIA ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationJake FAC, O-2A, 20 TASS, 504 TASG, Da Nang AB, SVN
Killed In Action MissionThe O-2 FAC was shot down by .30-caliber ground fire during a visual reconnaissance mission near Tam Ky. The aircraft crashed in flames and the pilot was unable to bail out before it hit the ground.
Next of KinCol James R. Gilmore, Father, & Alice A. Gilmore, Mother
Burial SiteMarietta, GA, 06/11/1969
MIA Information
Aeronautical Speciality RatingPilot
Notable Decoration AwardsPurple Heart
CommentsHonored on the FAC Memorial located in Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO
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