MILLIGAN, JOSEPH EDWARD Name: Joseph Edward Milligan Rank/Branch: O2/United States Air Force Unit: 433rd TFS Date of Birth: Home City of Record: Grandid NJ Date of Loss: 20 May 1967 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 212500 North 1062500 East Status (in 1973): Returnee Category: Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4C Missions: 113 Other Personnel in Incident: Jack VanLoan 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. REMARKS: 730218 RELEASED BY DRV 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 JOSEPH E. MILLIGAN Captain - United States Air Force Shot Down: May 20, 1967 Released: February 18, 1973 Military service: Commissioned - 5 June 1963. Pilot training - 17 April 1964. Wings - 13 May 1965 at Vance AFB, Oklahoma. Active duty - 22 May 1965 to 24 September 1965: F-4 CCTS at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona; 24 September 1965 to 2 June 1966- Operational assignment to the 40th TFS, Eglin AFB, Florida; 2 June 1966 to 29 November 1966: Operation "Wild Weasel" at Nellis AFB, Nevada; 29 November 1966 to 20 May 1967: 433 TFS, Ubon AB, Thailand. Captured - 20 May 1967. Released - 18 February 1973 Education - BS in Agriculture from Rutgers University in 1963. Future plans: Married Mary Ann Runda of Lafayette, Indiana on 28 July, 1973 and settled down on an eighteen acre farm in Northern New Jersey. Accepted a regular commission and started school in September 1973 for five to six years with a DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) as a goal and will finish my Air Force career as an Air Force Veterinarian. Presently doing graduate work on an M.S. in Animal Science at Rutgers University. Family: My parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Betram Milligan operate a 103 acre farm in Grandin, New Jersey. Personal Message: General Douglas MacArthur said: "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away." Well, I may be a bit older now than I was six years ago when I was captured, but I am by no means fading away. I am starting life anew and enjoying it immensely. It's great to be home. My deepest gratitude to all of those brave and loyal Americans who have selflessly supported the American Fighting Men. ================== Joseph Milligan retired from the United States Air Force as a Colonel. He and his wife Mary Ann reside in Virginia.