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John Francis Overlock

Personal Data:

Birth Date:  4/6/36
Birth Place:   
Race:  Caucasian
Religion:  Roman Catholic
U.S. Citizen:  Yes
 
Father's Name:  Francis J. Overlock
Mother's Name:  Theresa M. (unknown) Overlock
Sibling Names:   
 
Marital Status:  Married
Wife's Name:  Beverly J. (unknown ) Overlock
Offspring Names:   
 
Education:
 
High School Diploma:  Unknown
 
Selective Service Data:
 
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Military Service Record:
 
Entry Date:   
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Home Of Record:  Springfield, MA
 
Military Branch:  Air Force
Military Component:  Regular
 
Rank:  Lieutenant Colonel
Rank Abbrev:  LTC
Pay Grade:  O5
 
MOS:  1115B
MOS Title:  Pilot
 
Awards Received: 
 
Length Of Service:  not reported
 
Southeast Asia Tour Data:
 
Date Tour Commenced:  8/16/68
 
Major Command:  7th Air Force
Sub Command 1:  31st Tactical Fighter Wing
Sub Command 2:  309th Tactical Fighter Squadron
 
Base Location:  Phu Cat, South Vietnam
 
Vehicle/Equipment Type:  F-100F Super Sabre
Vehicle/Equipment S/N:  56-3865
 
Army Campaign Number:  8th
Army Campaign Name:  Counteroffensive, Phase V
 
Casualty Data:
 
Casualty Date:  8/16/68
Casualty Time:  0845
 
Co-Casualties:  MIA: MAJ Michael O. McElhanon
 
Casualty Age:  39
 
Casualty Data 1:  Hostile, Died While Missing
Casualty Data 2:  Fixed Wing Crew
Casualty Data 3:  Air Loss-Crash On Land
 
Casualty Province:  Quang Binh Province
Casualty Country:  North Vietnam
Located In Or Near:  last known position 10 nautical miles NW Dong Hoi, North Vietnam
 
Body:  Not Recovered
 
MIA Remains Returned:   
MIA Remains Identified:
 
Burial/Memorial: 
 
Burial Location:  COL Overlock's remains have not been recovered.  He was carried in a missing status until 10/9/75 when a presumptive finding of death was issued.  He is listed by the Department of Defense as unaccounted for in Southeast Asia.
 
Springfield 50 Casualty Order:  25th
 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Panel Number:  48W
                                                  Line Number:  29 

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