BRODAK, JOHN WARREN

Name:John Warren Brodak
Rank/Branch: O3/United States Air Force
Unit: 354th TFS
Date of Birth: 20 February 1941
Home City of Record: Jennings MO
Date of Loss: 14 August 1966
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 192500 NOrth  1041100 East
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F105D
Missions: 60+
Other Personnel in Incident: none

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK  from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews.

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SOURCE: WE CAME HOME  copyright 1977
Captain and Mrs. Frederic A Wyatt (USNR Ret), Barbara Powers Wyatt, Editor
P.O.W. Publications, 10250 Moorpark St., Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Text is reproduced as found in the original publication (including date and
spelling errors).
UPDATE - 09/95 by the P.O.W. NETWORK, Skidmore, MO

JOHN W. BRODAK
Major - United States Air Force
Shot Down: August 14, 1966
Released: March 4, 1973
                       
Major Brodak was born on February 20, 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri. He
attended Fairview High School in Jennings, Missouri and graduated in June
1957. He continued his education at Saint Louis University in St. Louis
where he received a degree in Electrical Engineering in June 1961.  He was
commissioned into the Air Force as a Second Lieutenant the same day he
received his degree in the ROTC program.

After spending a year at Webb Air Force Base in Texas, he went on to Luke
Air Force Base in Arizona for a year, then on to Bitburg, AFB, Germany for
two and a half years. He was sent to Southeast Asia in April 1966 where he
flew an F-105.

To the American people, the Major says: "I want to thank you for your
expressions of concern for me and my comrades during our captivity. By
wearing bracelets, writing letters and cards, you and others have visibly
shown that I have returned to a nation of caring people.

"I am feeling well, and it goes without saying that I am overjoyed at being
home. In that joy, however, may I request that you and I not forget others
who have given so much for their country. Again, thank you so much for your
kindness toward me and my family. I would also like to thank everyone who so
warmly welcomed all the men home."

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John Brodak retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He and
his wife Sheree reside in Tennessee.

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