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PersonID19620595
NameFranco, Charles Stephen
BranchUSAF
RankCaptain
Graduation1962
KIA Date6/7/1966
SquadronCS 07
Home TownBrooklyn
Home StateNY
High SchoolPolytechnic Preparatory School
High School ActivitiesFootball, Lacrosse, Wrestiling,
Post High School
Academy ExperiencesJudo Brown Belt Champion, Wrestling, Gun club, Dance Committee
Academic Degree MajorB.S. - USAFA
Active Duty AssignmentsPilot Training, B-47 Pilot, O-1E Pilot
KIA ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationJade FAC,0-1E, 19 TASS, 505 TACG, USAF, Bien Hoa
Killed In Action MissionDuring a visual reconnaissance mission a Bird Dog from Bien Hoa crashed seven miles north of Vung Tao. Enemy action was thought possible but not confirmed as being the cause of the crash, which killed both crewmen.
Next of KinRobert M (son), Dr & Mrs Saverio C Franco (parents)
Burial SiteUSAFA
MIA Information06 07 1966 - 01 15 1967
Aeronautical Speciality RatingPilot
Notable Decoration AwardsPH, 6 AM
CommentsParents made the initial donation in his honor for the Graduate Memorial Wall. Honored on the FAC Memorial located in Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO
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