Melvin Joseph Killian

334 Tactical Fighter Squadron
United States Air Force
31 January 1922 - 30 September 1965
Council Bluffs, IA
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USAF Pilot

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, and Vietnam Campaign medals

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Colonel Killian was our Commanding Officer. I have thought of him often and learned that his remains were recovered and returned home in 1985. I visited his grave in Arlington Cemetery where he lies beside his wife and 2 sons. I just want you to know that you are not forgotten.
NOTE: Then-Major Killian was shot down over North Vietnam on 30 September 1965 while flying an F-105D Thunderchief

A memorial from his comrade in arms,
Kenneth Hansford 
11 Feb 2001

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With all respect - K. J. Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)