LOCKER, JAMES DOUGLAS Remains Recovered. 09/18/2003
Name: James Douglas Locker Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/E4 Unit: 37 AERO R&R Date of Birth: 25 February 1947 Home City of Record: SIDNEY OH Date of Loss: 09 June 1968 Country of Loss: South Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 162144 North 107053 East Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered Category: 2 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground:HU3E Missions: Refno: 1206
Other Personnel in Incident: Elmer Holden, James Locker, Jack Rittichtier, Richard Yeend, all KIA/BNR
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 and CACCF = Combined Action Combat Casualty File. Updated 2003
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LAO BORDER, Thua Thien 22 miles NW of A Shau.
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The US Government has found Jolly Green 23 and recovered the remains of Lt Rittichier, USCG, Capt Yeend, USAF, SSgt Holden, USAF, and Sgt Locker, USAF.
LT Rittichier will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on 6 Oct at 1300. The funeral service will be held at the Old Post Chapel, FT Myer, VA.
The funeral is open to the public. However, I need to know who is coming so I can plan for the reception.
Can you spread this word to your POW-MIA Community? If anyone wants to attend the funeral could they please contact me at 202-267-4009 or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
LCDR James Brewster, USCGR 202-267-4009 (v) 202-267-4823 (f)
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Posted on Sat, Sep. 20, 2003
Missing vet's remains found in Vietnam Associated Press
SIDNEY, Ohio - Thirty-five years ago a helicopter carrying Air Force Sgt. James Locker crashed while trying to rescue a downed pilot in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War......