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NameMcNish, Thomas M
BranchU.S. Air Force
Current StatusRetired
SquadronCS 12
Home TownFranklin
Home StateNC
High SchoolFranklin High School, Franklin, NC.
High School ActivitiesCivil Air Patrol, ROTC, 4H Club, Boy Scouts, Beta Club, Honor Student
Post High SchoolNC State College(2 Semesters)
Academy ExperiencesDean's List(3), Ski Club Hunting Club,Engrng Club, Photo Club, Skeet Club,Aquatic Club, Gun Club, MountaineeringSpec Warfare, Prof Studies
Academic Degree MajorBS Engrng Sci USAFA-1964¶MD Emory SchMed-2003¶AirWC(S) 1983
Active Duty Assignments Before CapturePltTng,WilliamsAFB,AZ Plt4523rdCCTSq,NellisAFB,NV Plt453rdTFSq,TakhliAB,Thai
Capture ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationSEA Tour Commenced 9 June, 1966
Capture MissionOn 4 September,1966,McNish F-105D struck by flakand heavy ground fire while exiting dive bombing run on target in NVN. The aircraft engine caught fire forcing ejection. Good parchute seen and beeper heard
MIA Information and DatesReported MIA 4 September,1966¶Changed to Captured 24 January,1967
Capture Date9/4/1966
POW Locations and DatesVarious locations in and around Hanoi,NVN
Release Date3/4/1973
Rank at Capture1st Lt
Rank at ReleaseCapt
Military and Civilian Jobs after ReleasePrincipal Consultant,Biodynamic ResearchCorp, SanAntonio,TX MD Emory University School of Med: Principal Consultant Biodynamic Research Crop TX: CommandSurgeon OfficeofAFReserve: C FItMed USAF SGO BallingAFB: Cmdr 833MedGp HollomanAFB: CAeromedicalSer/ Cmdr354TacHosp/PIt 354TFWg/Cmdr Hosp MyrtIeBeachAFB: Resident AerospMed BrooksAFB: UnivTXSchPublicHealth¬ MPH: ResidentFamilyPractice UnivTX: EmoryUnivSchMed-MD Medicine
Burial SiteN/A
Aeronautical Speciality RatingCommand Pilot
Notable Military & Civilian Decorations & AwardsSS(3),LM,DFC,BS(3),PH(2),AM(5),AFCM,AFAM
CommentsRetired COL 30 June,1994
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