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Maj Samuel Edwin "Sam" Waters, Jr
Birth: May 8, 1937
Mocksville
Davie County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1974, Vietnam

US Air Force Major Samuel Edwin Waters Jr, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Mocksville, NC.

US Air Force Major Samuel Edwin Waters Jr was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Air Force, MAJ Waters served our country until September 19th, 1974 in North Vietnam. He was 37 years old and was married. Samuel died when his plane crashed. His body was not recovered. Samuel was born on May 8th, 1937 in Mocksville, North Carolina. MAJ Waters is on panel 13E, line 042 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

We served together: Sam, you'll always be a great friend. We had 7 super years together from pilot training at Moore AB and Reese AFB to driving Thuds all over PACAF. I miss you, buddy! Larry Huggins

I still remember the good and the bad. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Chuck (Charles) Waterman, We were college classmates.

We were in the 12 Tactical Fighter Squadron in Okinawa. We spent many days & nights together on the Alert Pad with nothing to do but eat ice cream sit and wait for the horn to blow and work on his motorcycle. We took it apart a lot. I remember when he left to go back down south (as he called it) and I got word he was missing. That was a bad day for me. Paul Rich, We served together.

USAF pilot training classmate. I have a nice photo of Sam Waters at Reese AFB, summer of 1961. I would be glad to share it. I can email it as a jpg attachment, or print it and mail to anyone. Larry Cole, 10791 Vivaldi Court Miromar Lakes FL 33913

Comrade in arms. I served in Vietnam as a pilot in 1972-73. Later I wore Sam Waters POW/MIA bracelet and still have it to remember the sacrifices he and his family made. Edward Maloney, 7908 Kona Circle, Papillion, Ne 68046

Capt Sam Waters Jr. was an F-105D pilot hit by a SAM on 13 December 1966 while attacking the Yen Vien railroad classification yard in RP-6A, North Vietnam. He was TDY from the 12th TFS to the 421 TFS from Korat RTAB, Thailand, when he was shot down. Howard Plunkett

I wore his POW bracelet. I wore Samuel Waters POW bracelet when I was a young girl. I have wondered about him for 30 years. Any family information out there that is known is greatly appreciated. I bought a FDNY bracelet today and have thought about Mr. Waters all day. Thank you! Jenny Mourad

He was a family Friend. We called him Edwin. He went to school with my sister and came to our home many times. He was a really fine person. My sister still cries over his loss. His friends and home town still miss him greatly. Brantley York, Mocksville, NC 27028

He attended the F-105D at Nellis AFB, Las Vegas Nevada in June 1964. He was transferred to Kadena AB, Okinawa in Jun of 1964 with the 12th TFS and then TDY to the 421st TFS. He was shot down on 13 December 1966 in North Vietnam and then declared legally dead on 19 September 1974.

He served with the 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron, 388th Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force.

He was awarded The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, the Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters.

 
 
Burial:
Rose Cemetery
Mocksville
Davie County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: *Cenotaph
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17724571
Maj Samuel Edwin Sam Waters, Jr
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Maj Samuel Edwin Sam Waters, Jr
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- Mackie
 Added: May. 7, 2014
Here is a link with more info aboutSam.http://airforce.togetherweserved.com/usaf/servlet/tws.webapp.WebApp?cmd=ShadowBoxProfile&type=Person&ID=81835
- Mike Patrick
 Added: Nov. 27, 2012
Maj. Waters,I am pleased to know that your final resting place is close to home. Thank you for for making the supreme sacrifice.MP
- Mike Patrick
 Added: Nov. 26, 2012
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