HALL, GEORGE ROBERT

RIP  02/16/2014

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Name: George Robert Hall
Rank/Branch: O3/United States Air Force, pilot
Unit: 15th TRS
Date of Birth: 18 June 1930
Home City of Record: Hattiesburg MS
Date of Loss: 27 Spetember 1965
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 201600N 1055900E
Status (in 1973): Returnee
Category:
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RF101
Missions: 196

Other Personnel in Incident: none

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK 06 September 1996 from one or more of the
following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with
POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews.  2023

REMARKS: 021273 RELEASED BY DRV

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George Hall retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He and
his wife Pat reside in Mississippi. Col. Hall has been extemely active with
the Air Force ROTC program at the University of Southern Mississippi
{located in Hattiesburg} (a.k.a. Southern Miss), and especially Detachment
432. In 1999, one of the cadets, Stephen Mathews, was rebuilding the
detachment's website honoring our POW/MIAs and the former POW their
detachment is named after, Col. George Hall.  In this era of "marginal
military" it is a very good feeling to know they have such a wonderful
mentor and teacher. We know these cadets will take their next steps fully
aware of our nation's past, and remembering all who have gone before them.

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11/2005
Hattiesburg POW Pens His First Novel

Pine Belt resident and former prisoner of war George Hall debuts his story
in writing.

Hall and his co-author wife, Pat, attended a book signing today at Forrest
General's Health Management Connection. The book entitled, "Commitment to
Honor" details Hall's experience as a prisoner of war for more than seven
years in Vietnam......

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10/01/2011

Hall is deserving of Air Force honors
Hattiesburg American
The image of his circumstances came to mind every day to all of those 250 people
who wore his POW bracelet distributed in Hattiesburg by the cadets in ...

 

02/16/2014

George Hall passed away this morning. 

Prayers for the Hall family.

***FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR *
*COLONEL GEORGE ROBERT HALL*

Visitation - Thursday, February 20, 2014, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Moore
Funeral Home

Funeral - Friday, February 21, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at Main Street
United Methodist Church

Main Street United Methodist Church| 712 North Main Street| Hattiesburg|
MS| 39401

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http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140218/NEWS/302180032/Vietnam-veteran-POW-George-Robert-Hall-dies-83

Vietnam veteran, POW George Robert Hall dies at 83

.....A Vietnam War veteran, who endured one of the longest captivities as a prisoner of war in
American history, has died.

Retired Air Force Col. George Robert Hall succumbed Sunday to his 20-year battle with Parkinson’s
Disease. He was 83.

“He was just a great American. He was just a strong, strong individual,” said his brother Sam Hall of
Hattiesburg, a retired golfer. “You couldn’t survive seven and one-half years as a prisoner of war
and 20 years with that disease and not be a strong person.”

George Robert Hall, who graduated from Hattiesburg High School in 1948, spent 7 ˝ years (from

1965 to 1973) as a prisoner of war of the North Vietnamese army, after his plane was shot down
during a reconnaissance mission......

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Marine Corps Times Article

 

      From GS:

I received a call from the 50th FTS sq (I commanded) CC telling me
of the fly over. They were very proud of being a part of it.  G

Funeral Article with Video 

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