THE SPRINGFIELD 50 PROJECT
Nobe Ray Koontz Jr.
School Attended: Washington School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/8/43 School Attended: Sixteen Acres School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 5/17/48 School Attended: Warner School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/6/50 School Attended: Classical Junior High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/3/51 School Attended: Technical High School, Springfield, MA School Start Date: 9/1/54 High School Diploma: No Selective Service Data: SSS Local Board Number: 83 SSS Local Board Location: Springfield, MA SSS Registration Date: 9/5/56 SSS Registrant Description: 6' 0"/147 pounds/light brown hair/blue eyes Military Service Record: Entry Date: 10/20/58 Entry Mode: Enlistment Entry Location: Springfield, MA Home Of Record: Springfield, MA Military Branch: Air Force Military Component: Reserve Rank: Captain Rank Abbrev: CPT Pay Grade: O3 MOS: 1115E MOS Title: Pilot Awards Received: Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars; Air Force Longevity Service Award with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Length Of Service: 8 years
Southeast Asia Tour Data: Date Tour Commenced: 1/4/68 Major Command: 7th Air Force Sub Command 1: 388th Tactical Fighter Wing [note: the 388th TFW was assigned to 13th Air Force, but attached to 7th Air Force at this time] Sub Command 2: 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron Base Location: Korat RTAFB, Thailand Vehicle/Equipment Type: F-105D Thunderchief Vehicle/Equipment S/N: Army Campaign Number: 5th Army Campaign Name: Counteroffensive, Phase III
Casualty Data: Casualty Date: 8/17/68 Casualty Age: 29 Casualty Data 1: Non-Hostile Casualty Data 2: Fixed Wing Pilot Casualty Data 3: Air Loss-Crash On Land Casualty Province: Quang Nam Province Casualty Country: South Vietnam Located In Or Near: Da Nang AFB Body: Recovered Burial/Memorial: Burial Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, DC Burial Plot Location: Section 30, Grave 715-1, the same section as President Taft Springfield 50 Casualty Order: 26th Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number: 48W Line Number: 33
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