John Scott Albright II Missing in Action Vietnam War December 17, 1968

John Scott Albright II 

Captain

Unit: 606th Special Operations Squadron 

Date of Birth: 7-Nov-45
Date of Death: 13-Dec-68
City: Huntington
State: WV

Notes: Captain Albright was a member of the 606th Air Commando Squadron, Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Airfield, Thailand. On December 13, 1968, he was the navigator of a Fairchild Provider Cargo Aircraft (C-123K) on a night mission along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. About 30 miles southwest of the Ban Karai Pass a B-52 bomber struck the C-132, causing it to crash. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For more information see: http://webspace.webring.com/people/jo/onevet/powmia.htm 

Did you know John Scott Albright II? Did you serve with him? Did you wear his bracelet? Do you have a story of him or photo to share?  If you can answer yes to any of those questions, please leave a comment, so all can know that he has not been forgotten.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

my name is Richard and i have worn and carried capt Albrights bracelet since was a young boy i have always wondered about whereabouts and i now know god bless him and all that knew and served with him he was a true hero to his country. richardkoenigsberg@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I too wore Capt Albright's MIA bracelet as a child. I think I was 10 -12. I wore it until it broke in the middle. I never too it off as a kid. I was cleaning out my old hope chest todat and found my old scrapbook I made as a kid. I have 2 letters from Mrs. Albright in 1972 and she sent me a picture of him. I don't have a scanner but I will get that scanned soon to share. He was so handsome and so very young. I went to the Vietnam memorial back in the early 80's and I saw his name on it. It broke my heart. I'm thinking I might get a memorial bracelet with his name on it. I never forgot about him. Seeing his photo today made me want to check on him. I'm 48 now and my name is Kim Nowell Schneider. He will never be forgotten by me.

Anonymous said...

I too wore Scotty's bracelet for many years. In the innocence of a child I wrote the family with a littany of questions and received very gracious letters back.

I came across a now declassified document stating that Scotty was sighted as a POW in Laos along with two other men several years after their crash. Whether it was truly Scotty will never be known. The sad truth is that there were many Americans that were captured in Laos and Cambodia that were never part of the Paris peace treaty nor negotiated for. Our government has never brought this to light nor do they want us to know this.

I pray God was merciful to Scotty and most of all to his family. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten.

Anonymous said...

I too wore his bracelet. I am going on a trip to Vietnam soon to help my husband heal from his two tours over there. God bless his family.

The Reptile Guy said...

Good luck on the trip, and God bless your husband.

Peggy said...

Yesterday I too ILT Albright's bracelet out and wore it to our picnic. I've had this since I was 12 or 13 yrs old and as an adult I wanted to tell my granchildren about "my" solider and his sacrifice. Thanks to his family and Thank You ILT SCOTT ALBRIGHT II for giving your life for me and my family. God bless his family! Peggy Cain
Cincinnati Ohio

Anonymous said...

Wore Scott's bracelet for about 10 years as a reminder of never losing hope and of the price that gets paid in the name of war...Hoping his loved ones have had a way over the years to reconcile the not-knowingness of his being alive or dead.
Apparently his name is at the Honolulu Memorial where I live on Oahu. Will look for it.
Aloha...

Susan Bier, Mason City, I said...

I wore Scott's bracelet years ago and have thought about him and his family off and on over the years. I always wanted to know more about him but was hesitant to try to find his family as I know it would have been very difficult for them. I still have the bracelet and was hoping that he would be found someday. I would like to know more about him; I feel a connection to him and I am so grateful for him and other soldiers who sacrificed so much for us.

Kathy Fuhs said...

My name is Kathy, I'm from Reading, PA and I just came across the bracelet I received many years ago and wore for a very long time, as did others. I had to Google his name as I didn't remember what the star on the bracelet stood for...so saddened to discover it was not the happier news I was hoping to find. I will always remember him (and his family) in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you, Scott for your sacrifice and God bless you and your family!

Anonymous said...

J. Baker. I have Scott's bracelet and still wear it every military recognition day. My sincere hope is that he and his crew have found extend peace with whatever God they believed in ..

Linda Allendorph said...

I too wore bracelet as a kid growing up on AFB at Beale in California. I also wore Maj Don Wood's bracelet until they both broke in the middle. I have been to the traveling Vietnam wall and searched for both of them. My father, an AF Lt Col also had a tour of duty in Vietnam, thankfully returned safely. I always have both of these men and their families in my heart. They are truly our heroes and I admire their service to our country. Linda Allendorph

Teresa said...

I recently attended an Estate Auction in Oakland, MD on April 8, 2017. In a box of vintage jewelry, I came across ILT Scott Albright, II bracelet. I googled his name and came across this site. I would like to return the bracelet to his family. I can be reached at tmh.dph92@yahoo.com. May He Rest In Peace. Teresa H.

Beverly R said...

I have a lLT Scott Albright bracelet. I wore the bracelet for many years. I also visited the Vietnam Memorial Wall many years ago. I would like to return the bracelet to his family, or send it to a place they designate. I just had my 90th birthday and want to ensure his bracelet is kept in memory of him and his service to our country. May he rest in peace. grambev0208@gmail.com. Beverly Ricklef