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PersonID19620280
NameCarroll, John Leonard
BranchUSAF
RankMajor
Graduation1962
KIA Date11/7/1972
SquadronCS 17
Home TownDecatur
Home StateGA
High SchoolMarist College HS, Atlanta, GA
High School ActivitiesEagle Scout, Class Officer, Yearbook, Football, Track,
Post High School
Academy ExperiencesReligious Council President, Choir President, Cadet Group Commander, Talon and Polaris staff, Radio and Ski club, Professional Studies club, numerous other clubs.
Academic Degree MajorB.S. - USAFA
Active Duty AssignmentsPilot Training, B-52 pilot, T-33, T-38, F-104 Pilot/Student, OV-10 FAC, O-1 Raven FAC
KIA ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationOver 160 B-52 combat missions, OV-10, 20 TASS, Da Nang AB, SVN, Raven FAC, O-1, Det 1, 56 Special Operations Wing, assigned to the Ambassador to Laos
Killed In Action MissionRaven FAC - Reported missing on 7 November 1972 while on an operational mission over Laos. The O-1 aircraft he was piloting was struck by hostile fire and crashed. The member died of a massive head wound.
Next of KinBeverly A. Carroll, Wife, Michael J., Son, Julie A., Daughter, Mary C. Carroll, Mother
Burial SiteUSAF Academy, 11/13/2007
MIA InformationRemains Returned 2007.
Aeronautical Speciality RatingSenior Pilot
Notable Decoration AwardsPH 8 AM
CommentsHonored on the FAC Memorial located in Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO. Below the zone to major in 1971.
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