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NameBorling, John L.
BranchU.S. Air Force
Current StatusRetired
SquadronCS 01
Home TownChicago
Home StateIL
High SchoolHirsch High School, Chicago, IL.
High School ActivitiesFootball Team, Rifle Team, National Honor Society,BattalionCmdr, JrROTC, Presdent, SeniorClass
Post High SchoolAugustana College, Rock Island, IL. - 1 year Univ of Illinios (Navy Pier) Chicago, IL. 1 semester
Academy ExperiencesSki Club, Hunting Club, Gun Club, Prot. Choir, ¶Bridge Club, Fishing Club, Forensic Club, Glee ¶Club,Supt's List (4 semesters), Comm's List (3 ¶semesters)
Academic Degree MajorBS- Humanities - 15 hrs
Active Duty Assignments Before CapturePlt Tng. Laredo AFB, TX. ¶Plt F-4C 433TFSq, George AFB, CA.¶Plt F-4C 433TFSq, Ubon AB, Thai
Capture ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationSEA Tour Commenced 13 Dec, 1965. Flew 97 combat ¶missions in the F-4C, Volunteered&Approved for ¶another 100 mission tour
Capture MissionOn 1 June, 1966, F-4C struckby intense ground fire ¶folowed by explosion andlarge fireball. No chutes ¶observed nor beeper heard.
MIA Information and Dates1 June, Changed to captured - 17 Jan, 1967
Capture Date6/1/1966
POW Locations and Dates1 June 1966- Hanoi North Vietnam
Release Date2/12/1973
Rank at Capture1st Lt
Rank at ReleaseCapt
Military and Civilian Jobs after ReleaseT-38 Recurrency Tng. Randolph AFB, TX.¶F-4 Plt, 35TFWg. George AFB, CA.¶White House Fellow, Wash. DC.¶Armed Forces Staff College Norfolk, VA.¶Ast Ops Off, 71 TFSq. Langley AFB. VA.¶Cmdr. 94TFSq. Langley AFB, VA.¶Natl War College, Wash. DC.¶Hq USAF XOO Pentagon, VA.¶Base Cmdr. 86CSG, Ramstein AB. Ger.¶Cmdr. 86 TFGp, Ramstein AB. Ger.¶Asst CofS/Exec Off SHAPE, Bel.¶Exec to CinC Sac. Offutt AFB, NE.¶Cmdr. 57thAD SAC, Minot AFB, ND.¶Asst DCS Ops HqSac, Offutt AFB. NE¶Dir Ops Req, Hq USAF, Pentagon, VA.¶DCOS Air/SrUSQ AFNORTH Shape, Asst DCS Ops, DCS ¶Ops,SAC; Created & served;ChiefofStaff, HQ.NorthStavanger, Norway¶Pre & CEO United Way, Chicago, IL.¶Chmn. Performance Consulting Gp. Norman, OK.; ¶Chr(BusBrd)Synthonics.¶ ¶
Burial SiteN/A
Aeronautical Speciality RatingCommand Pilot
Notable Military & Civilian Decorations & AwardsDSSM(2), DSM, SS, DSM, LM(2), DFC(2), BS(3), ¶PH(2),MSM(2), AM(6), AFCM(3)¶¶George Washington Honor Medal, Outstanding Young Men ¶of America, Good Scout Award, Cmdr in the King's ¶OrderofMerit, (Norway)
CommentsSenior Government Management, Executive Education, Harvard Business School-1997¶Author - "Taps on the Walls"¶¶
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