He spent his first operational assignment with the 33rd
Tactical Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB, Florida. He deployed
with his squadron of F-4Ds to Ubon, Thailand in July 1967 and after 69
combat missions over North Vietnam, he was shot down on 18 January 1968.
Date of Loss: 18 January 1968 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 211800 North 1061200 East Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4D
Released: March 14, 1973