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
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: F4B #152993
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
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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.
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. ....