Elmore Lawrence Hall

Staff Sergeant
United States Air Force
18 December 1937 - 08 October 1969
Savannah, Georgia
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Air Medal, USAF Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
Elmore L Hall

The database page for Elmore Lawrence Hall

18 Dec 2001


We miss you! It's so hard not having you here to share the special things with. Your grandchildren, your great-grandchildren, weddings, graduations, etc.

I have a grandson there with you now, please take care of him!


13 May 2004

I would love to hear from anyone who knew my father.

I have 2 little girls who are curious to know about their Grandfather, but I can't really share anything since I was 2 1/2 when he died. Please, no solicitations.

From his daughter,
Karie Russell

17 Apr 2007

I never had the opportunity to meet my grandfather ... but I agree with my mom and my aunt ... anyone with any information would be great!

I love you, Grandaddy, and I guess you're watching me now! I'll see you one day!

From his grandaughter,
Amanda Rosa

07 May 2007

My name is Keith Hall. I am Elmore Lawrence Hall's youngest son. My father was killed in Vietnam about one month before I was born so I never got to know him. All I know is that he was a sergeant in the Air Force and his plane was shot down. I have tried for several years to find who my father was. If you have any imformation to share, please feel free to contact me.

From his son,
Keith Alan Hall
302 West King Street, Boone, North Carolina 28607

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Staff Sergeant Hall was one of two RDF operators on "Prong 33", an EC-47P (tail number 43-49100) which was on a radio direction finding mission out of Phu Cat Air Base. After returning to base to have an inoperable navigational instrument fixed, the aircraft launched into marginal weather. Upon arrival in its operating area, the pilot in command determined that the weather conditions were unsafe and turned back toward Phu Cat.

Prong 33 was given a radar-controlled approach to Phu Cat, but as the aircraft approached the airfield the crew reported an inverter fire and loss of directional and attitude instruments. Shortly after that call radio and radar contact with Prong 33 was lost.

Bad weather hampered search and rescue operations and the wreckage was not located until four days later, 12 October 1969. Six aircrewmen died in the crash:

  • 361st Tac Electronic Warfare Squadron, 460th TRW, 7TH AF
  • Det 1, 6994th Security Squadron, 7TH AF
    • SSgt Elmore L. Hall, Savannah, GA, collection specialist
    • Sgt Michael L. Stiglich, Troutville, VA, collection specialist
More information is available on the EC-47 site .

Staff Sergeant Elmore L. Hall was buried on 01 December 1969 in Plot 16-2, Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, South Carolina, surrounded by other men of courage and integrity.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his eldest daughter,
Louise Eve Hall-Garcia

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 18 Dec 2001
Last updated 10/14/2007