AIR COMMANDO 2 East, James Boyd,Jr (Jim)

The Giant Killer
By David A. Yuzuk & Neil L. Yuzuk
3 Para
By Patrick Bishop

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
East
  • FORENAME
James Boyd,Jr (Jim)
  • UNIT
602 Special Operations Squadron (56 S.O. Wing)
  • RANK
Major
  • NUMBER
65633
  • DATE OF DEATH
26th April 1969
  • AGE
35
  • GRAVESITE
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery,San Antonio,Bexar County,Texas Section 12 Site 178
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Oklahoma City,Oklahoma
born 28.11.1933 Oklahoma City,Oklahoma
husband of Fritzy (nee Palham) East,Austin,Texas (3 children)
graduated Oklahoma State University 1956 (BS)
entered service November 1956
3575 Pilot Training Squadron (instructor) 1965
4407 Combat Crew Training School 1969
602 S.O.S. February 1969
awards D.F.C.,Air Medal (dates ?)
pilot
A-1J Skyraider
KIA - shot down by ground fire near Phonsaven,Plains de Jar,Laos
body not recovered
remains returned 3.6.1994
identified 28.7.1997
Vietnam Veterans Memorial,Washington,D.C. Panel 26W Line 53
 

DATE OF DEATH:

26-Apr-1969
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