Clayborn Willis Ashby Jr. Missing in Action Vietnam February 17, 1968

Clayborn Willis Ashby Jr.

Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class

Unit: Observation Squadron 67 

Date of Birth: 16-Nov-46
Date of Death: 17-Feb-68
City: Louisville
State: KY

Notes: Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class Ashby was a member of Observation Squadron 67 located at the Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. On February 17, 1968, he was a crew member of a Lockeed Neptude Observation Patrol Aircraft (OP-2E) on an operational mission over Laos when the starboard engine of the aircraft caught fire and the aircraft crashed. His remains were recovered on March 30, 1993. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial. For more information see:  http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/aircrew-02171968.htm

Did you know Clayborn Willis Ashby Jr.? 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.

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