FOX, JEFFREY
DECEASED - July 2010 - see below article
Name: Jeffrey Fox
Rank/Branch: Lieutenant Colonel/US Air Force
Unit: (probably) 23rd Tactical Air Supply Squadron
Age: 39
Home City: Tuscon AZ
Date of Loss: 19 February 1991
Country of Loss: Kuwait
Loss Coordinates:
Status: Released POW 03/05/01
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: OA10
Other Personnel in Incident: (none missing)
Source: Compiled by Homecoming II Project 09 March 1991 from one
or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources,
published sources, interviews. Updated by the POW NETWORK 2010.
REMARKS: OPERATION DESERT STORM
SYNOPSIS: The A10 "Warthog" is a close-air-support aircraft originally
designed as a tank killer. The missions assigned to the A10 require them to
fly low, making them vulnerable to anti-aircraft fire.
On 19 February 1991, an OA10 "Warthog" flown by Air Force LtCol. Jeffrey Fox
was shot down over Kuwait, and Fox was captured by the Iraqis. The OA10,
apparently, is an observation modification of the A10, so Fox's mission was
probably that of forward air control or reconnaissance. Details have not yet
been made public.
Fox's father, Army LtCol. Joseph Fox, retired, was notified that his son had
been captured. The elder Fox, a 26 year veteran of the Army, spent many
years as an expert on the treatment of POWs. Jeffrey Fox has two sisters and
three brothers. All four Fox sons are currently serving in the military.
On March 6, 1991, Jeffrey Fox was released by the Iraqis. He was released in
a group of 15 Americans, some of whom were not previously known to be
captured. The group was apparently held near an intelligence center near
Basra.
Jeffrey Fox has been in the Air Force for 18 years and is originally from
Swansea, Massachusetts. Although his unit information has not been released
it has been presumed that he serves with the 23rd Tactical Air Supply
Squadron based at Davis-Monthan Air Base in Tuscon. One of his sisters,
Nancy Howard, lives in Oswego, Oregon.
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Jeffrey Fox

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Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Delaney Fox, Retired, 59, died peacefully on July 24, 2010 at the Agape Care Center in Conway after a lengthy illness. The son of Army LTC (ret.) Joseph P. Fox and Theresa B. Fox, he was born April 26, 1951 in Berlin, Germany, and grew up in Fall River, Mass. He graduated from Widener University in Chester, Pa., in 1973, and later received a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature from Salve Regina College in Newport, R.I., and a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. In 1973 Jeff was commissioned as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and served as a fighter pilot for twenty years, flying the T-33A, the F-106, and the A-10 aircraft. He was stationed at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in the 1980s where he flew the A-10 as a member of the 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron. In 1991, during Operation Desert Storm, Jeff's plane was shot down. He was captured by the Iraqi Army and held as a Prisoner of War in Baghdad until the conclusion of the conflict. He received numerous medals for bravery including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medals, and the Purple Heart. Upon his retirement from the Air Force, Lt. Col. Fox settled in Myrtle Beach where he lived until his death.
He is survived by five brothers and sisters, Army LTC (Ret.) Tim Fox of Savannah, Ga.; Patricia Borden of Seekonk, Mass.; Nancy Gunderson of Austin, Texas; Air Force Major (Ret.) Terry Fox of Stafford, Va., and Dr. Robert Fox of Charlestown, R.I.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9 a.m. Friday, July 30, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Fall River, Mass., with internment immediately following at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Fall River. There will also be a local celebration of Jeff's life in the near future. Friends wishing to attend are asked to call Howard Barnard at 238-2270 for details.
Memorials may be made to the Center for Traumatic Brain Injury, c/o the National Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund; One Intrepid Square, West 46th Street at 12 Avenue, New York, New York 10036 or to the Agape Care Center and Hospice, 2320 Hwy. 378, Conway, SC 29527. Grand Strand Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Published in The Sun News on July 26, 2010


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Jeffrey Fox

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Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Delaney Fox, Retired, 59, died peacefully on July 24, 2010 at the Agape Care Center in Conway after a lengthy illness. The son of Army LTC (ret.) Joseph P. Fox and Theresa B. Fox, he was born April 26, 1951 in Berlin, Germany, and grew up in Fall River, Mass. He graduated from Widener University in Chester, Pa., in 1973, and later received a Master of Arts Degree in English Literature from Salve Regina College in Newport, R.I., and a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. In 1973 Jeff was commissioned as a lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and served as a fighter pilot for twenty years, flying the T-33A, the F-106, and the A-10 aircraft. He was stationed at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in the 1980s where he flew the A-10 as a member of the 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron. In 1991, during Operation Desert Storm, Jeff's plane was shot down. He was captured by the Iraqi Army and held as a Prisoner of War in Baghdad until the conclusion of the conflict. He received numerous medals for bravery including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medals, and the Purple Heart. Upon his retirement from the Air Force, Lt. Col. Fox settled in Myrtle Beach where he lived until his death.
He is survived by five brothers and sisters, Army LTC (Ret.) Tim Fox of Savannah, Ga.; Patricia Borden of Seekonk, Mass.; Nancy Gunderson of Austin, Texas; Air Force Major (Ret.) Terry Fox of Stafford, Va., and Dr. Robert Fox of Charlestown, R.I.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9 a.m. Friday, July 30, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Fall River, Mass., with internment immediately following at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Fall River. There will also be a local celebration of Jeff's life in the near future. Friends wishing to attend are asked to call Howard Barnard at 238-2270 for details.
Memorials may be made to the Center for Traumatic Brain Injury, c/o the National Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund; One Intrepid Square, West 46th Street at 12 Avenue, New York, New York 10036 or to the Agape Care Center and Hospice, 2320 Hwy. 378, Conway, SC 29527. Grand Strand Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

Published in The Sun News on July 26, 2010


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Jeffrey Fox

Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Delaney Fox, Retired, 59, died peacefully on July 24, 2010 at the Agape Care Center in Conway after a lengthy illness. .....He was captured by the Iraqi Army and held as a Prisoner of War in Baghdad until the conclusion of the conflict. ......

 Grand Strand Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

 

 
Jack Foley|Herald News

A quartet of fighter jets passes over St. Patrick's Cemetery in close formation during the burial service for Col. Fox on Friday.

 
By Marc Munroe Dion
Posted Jul 31, 2010 @ 01:09 AM
Last update Jul 31, 2010 @ 01:40 AM
 
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Delaney Fox died this week in Conway, S.C., but he was born and educated in Fall River and it was Fall River that claimed him proudly as a native son when in 1991, during Operation Desert Storm, his plane was shot down and he was held captive in Baghdad until the end of the war. Swansea also had a rightful claim on Fox, who lived in that town.

For 15 days, Fox was a prisoner of war in Iraq, where he was interrogated and beaten. His return to Swansea was celebrated with a parade.......



E-mail Marc Munroe Dion at mdion@heraldnews.com.