The Forward Air Controller Historical

The Forward Air Controller Historical (HM1W94)

Location: Hurlburt Field, FL 32544 Okaloosa County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 24.929', W 86° 42.042'

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This memorial is dedicated to honor those special aviators who lost their lives during the Southeast Asia war while serving as Forward Air Controllers (FACS) in the 0-1, 0-2, OV-10, U-10, U-17, PC-6 and T-28 aircraft.

From 1962 through the end of formal hostilities in 1975, thousands of USAF officers trained at Hurlburt Field in these aircraft. Flyers of all ranks and backgrounds learned the basics of aerial reconnaissance, airpower employment , command and control, damage assessment, and rescue operations.

Once deployed they were assigned to Air Commando detachments, the 504th Tactical Air Support Group, and the 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd Tactical Air Support Squadrons.

[Base inscription]

Gone... but not forgotten, are the unit, mission and personal "call sign" used by FACS to identify themselves to others, in the air and on the ground.

[Left side monument list of those lost between 1962 & 1967]
I Bare You On Eagles' Wings,
And Brought You Unto Myself.
Exodus 19:4

Base inscription of Call Signs
Speedy Spike Sundog Tamale Tigerhound Thursty
Tilly ToGo Tonto Toy Trail Tum Viper Vulture Walt
Wire X-Ray Zipgun Zipon

[Right side monument list of those lost between 1967 & 1968]

Yea, He Did Fly Upon The Wings of the Wind
Psalms 18:10

Base inscription of Call Signs
Allen Andy Antar Ascot Aunt-Tilly Barry Baron Bart
Bat-FAC Beaver Big Bilk Bird-Dog Blue Boy Bomber
Boron Bronco Bully Butterfly Cagey Charlie Chico

[REAR Left side monument list of those lost between 1969 & 1970]
The Last Enemy That Shall
Be Destroyed is Death
I Corinthians 15:26

Base inscription of Call Signs
Chirp Chmaba Cider Cobra Cookie Copperhead
Cottonmouth Covey Cricket Cutie Dart David
Delta-Covey Dora-Corn Dragon Drama Eagle-Red Easy

[Middle REAR monument]
Hit My Smoke!

Flying day and night at low altitudes in slow aircraft, FACs probed enemy targets, directed tactical air strikes in support of embattled ground units, interdicted enemy infiltration routes, and coordinated rescue operations.

FACs were the eyes, ears, and voices above the battlefield. Gallant airmen who provided the vital link between troops in the field, the various command and control agencies, and the U.S. and allied war planes.

This memorial endures to celebrate the courage, bravery and self-sacrifice of those killed in action while flying this unique and perilous mission.

All Gave Some — Some Gave All

Base inscription of Call Signs

Elliot Falcon Filter Gilt Gimpy King-Snake Golf Gombey
Hammer Headhunter Helix Herb Hound-Dog Hunt
Hussey Issue Jade Jake Kenny Lopez Lover Mike Nail
Nile Pant Panther Pedro Pen Pretzel Puppy-Love Python

[REAR Right side monument list of those lost between 1970 & 1973]
We Which Are Alive And Remain Shall Be Caught Up Together With Them In The Clouds,
1 Thessalonians 4:17

Base inscription of Call Signs
Ragged- Scooper Rake Ramrod Rash Raven Red Marker
Rod Rustic Scatback Sidewinder Sleepytime Slugger
Smokey Snake Snap Snoopy Snort Snug Spaf Spat
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HM NumberHM1W94
Placed ByThe Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, December 12th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 528745 N 3364863
Decimal Degrees30.41548333, -86.70070000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 24.929', W 86° 42.042'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 24' 55.7400" N, 86° 42' 2.5200" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 315 Independence Rd, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, US
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