George Charles Peters

Staff Sergeant
United States Air Force
03 February 1942 - 23 June 1969
Roodhouse, IL
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USAF Aircrew

Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign
George C Peters

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Veterans' Day 2003

Dear Daddy,

I never got the chance to know you, but you are never far you are always in my thoughts. Also I tell my 2 boys what I know about you and always show them a picture of you. Please watch over us as I know you are.

I love you, daddy.

Love from a very proud daughter,
Julie Peters

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 23 June 1969 a C-130 (tail number 61-0965) of the 773rd Tactical Airlift Squadron from Tan Son Nhut was conducting a resupply flight to the Special Forces base at Katum. While flying at 3000 feet it was hit in the port wing area by radar-controlled quad .50 caliber antiaircraft gunfire. The hits caused a fire and engine failure, and the C-130 spun into the ground. There were no survivors of the crash. The bodies of four crewmen were recovered shortly afterwards, but the other two men were not repatriated until 1994. The crew consisted of
  • LTC Jean A. Kearby, Austin, MN
  • MAJ William H. Condit, Worthington, OH (remains repatriated 1994)
  • CPT Gary E. Brunner, Racine, WI
  • 1LT Terry M. Reed, Randolph AFB, TX (remains repatriated 1994)
  • SSGT Billy W. McDonald, Maryneal, TX
  • SSGT George C. Peters, Roodhouse, IL
Some records indicate Staff Sergeant Peters was assigned to the 733rd Tactical Airlift Squadron, which was at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and never deployed to Vietnam. If these records are correct, SSgt Peters no doubt was a Temporary Duty (TDY) augmentee to either the parent wing (the 463rd Tac Alft Wing) or the 773rd Tac Alft Sqd itself.

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