Today, Timothy H. McNeil would have been 74 years old.
Aviation Electronics Technician Second Class McNeil was a member of the crew of an EC-121 surveillance aircraft, serving with the U.S. Navy.
On April 15, 1969, while on a surveillance mission over the Sea of Japan in support of the Korean truce, his aircraft was shot down. All 31 crewmen were reported missing. He was presumed dead on May 2, 1969.
Petty Officer McNeil was awarded the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean Defense Service Medal.
30 May 2018 at 11:26
Tim also earned 9 Strike/Flight Air Medals while flying with VQ-1 Det Bravo Da Nang.