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COL Larry William Biediger

COL Larry William Biediger

Birth
Castroville, Medina County, Texas, USA
Death 8 Jan 1974 (aged 40)
Vietnam
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section AI Site 687
Memorial ID 365786 · View Source
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In Memory of…..Col Larry William Biediger.
*** REMAINS RETURNED 06/03/83

You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!


LARRY WILLIAM BIEDIGER - Air Force - COL - O6
Age: 40
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Apr 23, 1933 in Castroville, Medina, Texas.
From: LA COSTE, TX
Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC
Marital Status: Married - Parents:Father's Name: Daniel J Biediger and Mother's Name: Erma (Irma) Haby. Sisters, Margeret M. Biediger and Helen Biediger.

***** Larry W Biediger in household of Dan Biediger, "United States Census, 1940"
Name: Larry W Biediger
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1940
Event Place: Justice Precinct 3, Medina, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 6
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Birthplace: Texas
Birth Year (Estimated): 1934

Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Dan Biediger M 37 Texas
Wife Irma Biediger F 31 Texas
Daughter Margeret M Biediger F 12 Texas
Son Larry W Biediger M 6 Texas
Daughter Melrose Helen Biediger F 3


COL - O6 - Air Force - Reserve
His tour began on Jan 29, 1967
Casualty was on Jan 8, 1974
In , NORTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died while missing, FIXED WING - PILOT
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

Body was recovered
Panel 14E - Line 94


REMARKS: REMAINS RETURNED 06/03/83

CACCF CRASH/PILOT

KNOWN CAPTURED/VERY ILL APRIL 1967 DIED

No further information available at this time.


Maj., Larry Biediger, was the pilot, of a Wild Weasel, F-105F (#62-4420) from the 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron flying out of Takhli RTAFB, lost on 29, January 1967, supporting a raid, on the Thai Nguyen, railroad yard.

The Electronic, Warfare Officer, 1Lt., Claude Honey Bear Silva, also died.

He and his EWO, 1st Lt. Claude Silva, were lost on a mission on the Thai Nguyen railroad yard, North Vietnam when their aircraft was hit by a drop tank from another aircraft.

They ejected, after one of their planes, 450-gallon, drop tanks collided, with the plane's stabilator.

They were members, of the 354, TFS., from Takhli, RTAB., Thailand.

There is evidence that he was captured. His remains were returned 3 June 1983.

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  • Maintained by: Eddieb
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 365786
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL Larry William Biediger (23 Apr 1933–8 Jan 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 365786, citing Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Eddieb (contributor 46600350) .