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NameBorling, John L.
BranchU.S. Air Force
Current StatusRetired
SquadronCS 02
Home TownChicago
Home StateIL
High SchoolHirsch High School, Chicago, IL.
High School ActivitiesFootball Team, Rifle Team, National Honor Society
Post High SchoolAuguatina 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
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 - 17 Jan, 1967
Capture Date1/17/1967
POW Locations and DatesHanoi North Vietnam 17 January 1967 -
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, Stavanger, Norway C ExO Orion Corp.Stavanger, Norway Pre & CEO United Way, Chicago, IL. Chmn. Performance Consulting Gp. Norman, OK.
Burial Site
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
CommentsSenior Government Management, Harvard Univ. - 1991
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