TERRY, ROSS RANDLE
Name: Ross Randle Terry Rank/Branch: O3/United States Navy, Nav Unit: VF 154 Date of Birth: 01 Feb 1936 Home City of Record: Lake Jackson TX Date of Loss: 09 October 1966 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 203100N 1055000E Status (in 1973): Returnee Category: Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4B #152993 Missions: 20 Incident No: 0490
Other Personnel in Incident: Charles Tanner, returnee
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK March 1997 from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated 2004.
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Charles Tanner was flying an F-4B from VF-154 off the USS Coral Sea. Commander Ross Terry was flying as the Radar Intercept Officer. They were shot down and captured near Phu Ly, North Vietnam on 9 October 1966. They were not injured prior to capture.
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
ROSS R. TERRY Commander - United States Navy Shot Down: October 9, 1966 Released: March 4, 1973
A Technicolor personalized American "Welcome Home in America," could not be more fitting to any American POW who has just arrived from a black and white world outside our great shores.
We American POWs stand proud to have assisted you, the American people, and our great government, to honor and uphold our commitments to freedom-seeking people of foreign soils. We stand tall alongside you in raising the Stars and Stripes just a little higher so that all may see.
Ross Terry retired from the United States Navy as a Captain. He and his wife Susan reside in Florida.
---------------------- VIETNAM magazine October 1994
LIFE ON HOLD
When Navy Lieutenant Ross Terry's F-4 Phantom fighter-bomber was shot down over North Vietnam, his life went on hold for the next 78 months.
By Art Giberson
Twenty-eight years ago, Navy Captain Ross Randle Terry, then a lieutenant, was flying in F-4 Phantoms as a radar intercept officer with VF- 154, deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43). Terry and his pilot, Lieutenant Commander Neils Tanner, were only mildly apprehensive as they relaxed in the ready room and listened to the briefing officer detail their planned strike on the railroad yards at Phu Ly, some 20 miles south of Hanoi. Terry and Tanner were assigned the task of flak suppression. ....