HAGAN, JOHN ROBERT
Name: John Robert Hagan
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/O2
Date of Birth: 22 August 1945
Home City of Record: SAVANNAH GA
Date of Loss: 06 May 1969
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 164100 North 1064800 East
Status (in 1973): Presumptive Finding of Death
Other Personnel in Incident: NORMAN BILLIPP, PFOD
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. 2020
Name added to the WALL 1997 NO ANNOUNCEMENT of remains returned,
although on 1997 DoD remains returned list.
No further information available at this time.
On November 1, 1996, Joint Task Force-Full Accounting (JTF-FA,
now DPAA) identified the remains of Major John Robert Hagan,
missing from the Vietnam War.
Major Hagan joined the U.S. Marine Corps from Georgia and was a
member of the Headquarters Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd
Marine Division. On May 6, 1969, he was the observer aboard an
O-1G Bird Dog (bureau number 156682) on a visual reconnaissance
mission down Route 9 in Vietnam to the border with Laos. The
O-1G went down at some point during the mission, and Maj Hagan
died in the incident. Search efforts were unable to locate the
Bird Dog's crash site or its crew. In 1996, a joint U.S. and
Vietnamese search team excavated a crash site associated with
Maj Hagan's O-1G, recovering human remains. Later that year,
forensic analysis identified some of the recovered remains as
those of Maj Hagan.
Major Hagan is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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