Frank Alton Armstrong, 3rd

United States Air Force
07 March 1930 - 06 October 1967
Shreveport, LA
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A-1 Skyraider

USAF Pilot

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

The database page for Frank Alton Armstrong, 3rd



by a fellow officer at Pleiku,
Keith McDaniel,
Col, USAF, DC (Ret)

Cookie Rogan (
maintains a beautiful custom web page for
her "adopted" serviceman,
Major Frank Armstrong

A note from The Virtual Wall

Two A-1E Skyraiders from the 1st Air Commando Squadron detachment at Pleiku AB were conducting a "Steel Tiger" mission in southern Laos near Ban Pakha. As the flight lead, Major Armstrong in A-1E tail number 52-132663, rolled in to deliver his weapons, his aircraft was hit by 12.7mm antiaircraft fire. The Skyraider rolled inverted and crashed. His wingman did not see Major Armstrong leave the aircraft, and no emergency radio signals or other signs of Armstong's survival were found.

Major Frank Armstrong was declared "Killed in Action". His remains have not been repatriated.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
one who remembers,
Keith McDaniel
Col USAF (Ret) 
05 Jan 1999

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Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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