|Birth: ||Feb. 1, 1944|
|Death: ||Jan. 27, 1966, Vietnam|
Airman 2/c U.S. Air Force, Vietnam War-Airman Fields died from a drowning accident in the Khanh Hoa Province on 1-27-1966 while serving as a Military Policeman with the 12th Air Police Squadron of the 12th Combat Support Group of the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing of the 13th Air Force. Airman Fields was the fist Casualty from Galesburg, Illinois.
He is the son of Mr. Robert Fields of South Pearl Street in Galesburg, and Mrs. Lee Walbert of East Knox Street in Galesburg. He is a 1962 graduate of Galesburg H.S. There was a honor guard of 19 Airman acting as pall bearers and firing squad from Chanute Field at Rantoul, Illinois.
Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with One Service Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal.
Memorial Park Cemetery
Plot: Family Plot, Ghs
Created by: David C. Henderson
Record added: Sep 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76601818
Airman Fields, I was a Crew Chief on F-4 Phantom II, stationed @ Cam Rahn from 11/1965-66, and swam in the same waters, many times, that took your life. The current there was 'Horrific' to say the least! ' Which I am sure was a factor, in causing your...(Read more)|
Richard C Vaspory
Added: Dec. 8, 2015
Greatly miss you, may God bless you always|
Added: Sep. 24, 2013
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.|
Charles A. Lewis
Added: Sep. 22, 2012