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PersonID640425
NameBrowning, Ralph T.
BranchU.S. Air Force
Current StatusRetired
Graduation1964
SquadronCS 22
Home TownOrlando
Home StateFL
High SchoolEdgewater High School, Orlando, Fl.
High School ActivitiesFootball,Baseball, Civitan, Class Officer, Honor Society, Student Council
Post High SchoolNone
Academy ExperiencesComm's List(6),Ski Slub,Aquatic Club, Automobile Club,Prof Studies,Crp Ops Off
Academic Degree MajorBS-Unspec, USAF Academy 1964 MS-Public Admin,Shippensburg State Coll 1982 AFSC 1977 U>S Army War College 1982
Active Duty Assignments Before CapturePltTng,3575thPTS,VanceAFB,OK,Plt,F-105D,4425thTFSq,NellisAFB,NV,Plt,F-105D,333tfSq,TahkliAB,Thai
Capture ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationSEA Tour Commenced 8 June,1966
Capture MissionF-105 struck by hostile ground fire while preparing for a dive bomb pass. Aircraft burst into flame and started uncontrolled roll. No parachute but beeper heard briefly
MIA Information and DatesReported MIA on 8 July, 1966 Changed to Captured on 1 June,1967
Capture Date7/8/1966
POW Locations and DatesVarious locations in and around Hanoi, NVN
Release Date2/12/1973
Rank at Capture1st Lt
Rank at ReleaseCapt
Military and Civilian Jobs after ReleaseStu,Rollins Coll,Plt,T-38,560thPITS,RandolphAFB,TX,Plt,t-38 Agressor,64thFtrWpnsSch/Plt/AsstOpns,65thFtrWpnsSq,NellisAFB,NV,Ch,F-15 Academics/Ops Off/Cmdr,555TFSq,LukeAFB,AZ,DivCh,HqUSAF,Pentagon,VCmdr,58thTTWg,LukeAFB,AZ,DDirOps,12thAF,BergstromAFB,TX,Cmdr,313thAD,KadenaAB,JA, Cmdr,832ndAD/58thFwg,LukeAFB,AZ,ExDir/Pres,GrtrPheonixLeadership
Burial SiteN/A
Aeronautical Speciality RatingCommand Pilot
Notable Military & Civilian Decorations & AwardsDSM,SS,LM(4),DFC,BS/V(3),PH,MSM(2),AM,AFCM,POWM
CommentsRetired as BrigGen 30 September,1992
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