George J Bedrossian

United States Air Force
15 September 1939 - 09 May 1968
Providence, Rhode Island
Panel 57E Line 014



USAF Navigator/Bombardier

Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for George J Bedrossian

12 Jan 2003


Captain George Bedrossian was an Air Force FAC flying out of Danang, Vietnam, as a navigator in an O-2 aircraft.

George was born of Peter and Ebraxee Bedrossian in 1939, and attended Central High School in Providence, RI. He graduated as a member of the National Honor Society, then enrolled in Providence College, where he remained until 1962, when he joined the Air Force.

While in Sacramento, CA, George married Glenda Bedrossian. In March of 1968, he shipped out to Vietnam.

In the early morning of May 9th, 1968, he and his pilot, Major Robert Staley, were departing from Ubon AB, Thailand, for a mission over Southern Laos. Immediately after take-off they lost an engine at 200 feet AGL and crashed about 2000 feet from Ubon's runway. The O-2 exploded on impact at 0207 Thailand time.

For 35 years, George has been forgotten. Today, a fellow Rhode Islander is remembering him.

Dedicated to George and to all the Covey FACs lost in the Vietnam War.

Neil Remiesiewicz

07 Feb 2004

Your Comm/Nav Tech has not forgotten.

Robert J. Conway, Sgt. USAF
20th TASS Comm/Nav Specialist

4 Nov 2004


by the O-2 crew chief who last saw Captain "Bed".

Douglas Sanford
373 Lawson Rd, Skandia, Mi 49885

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Although assigned to the 14th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron at Ubon RTAFB, Captain George J. Bedrossian was on temporary duty with the 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron. He and Major Robert E. Staley of Phoenix, Arizona, were flying O-2A tail number 67-21399 when they went down near Ubon RTAFB, Thailand.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a fellow Rhode Islander,
Neil Remiesiewicz

Top of Page

Virtual Wall icon

Back to
To alpha index B
RI State Index . Panel 57E
14TH TRS Index

With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 12 Jan 2003
Last updated 02/16/2007