Adams, Samuel, MM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1958-1965, US Air Force (USAF)
Service Years
1953 - 1965
MM-Machinists Mate
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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pensacola, Florida
Last Address

Casualty Date
Dec 31, 1965
Hostile, Died while Captured
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Courts of the Missing

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US Navy Honorable Discharge

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1965, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Duty Stations
Commander Naval Forces Japan<B>US Air Force (USAF)</b>
  1953-1954, MM-0000, Naval Reserve Forces Command
  1954-1958, MM-0000, Commander Naval Forces Japan
  1958-1965, US Air Force (USAF)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sam Adams was born on August 2, 1935, in Pensacola, Florida. He enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve on July 19, 1953, and went on active duty beginning November 5, 1954, serving as a machinist's mate in the U.S. and Japan until his honorable discharge on July 13, 1958. Adams then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force the next day, on July 14, 1958, and was trained as a refrigeration and air conditioning specialist. He served with the 1707th Installation Squadron at Palm Beach AFB, Florida, from July 1958 to September 1959, and then with the 1360th Civil Engineering Squadron at Orlando AFB, Florida, from September 1959 to December 1964. Sgt Adams next deployed to Southeast Asia where he served with the 33rd Air Base Squadron at Tan Son Nhut AB, South Vietnam, from December 1964 until he was captured and taken as a Prisoner of War on October 31, 1965. On November 2, 1965, Sgt Adams attempted to escape from his captors but was recaptured and executed on December 31, 1965. He was officially listed as Missing in Action until declared dead on May 17, 1974. He was promoted through the ranks to Chief Master Sergeant during the time he was listed as missing, and his remains have never been returned to the United States.
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