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Korean War

Floyd O’Neil, ’48, was serving the United States as a member of the Air Force on March 4, 1952, when his F-51 was shot down over North Korea.

He was reported missing in action and was repatriated September 6, 1953.

His observations on the experience 50 years later: "I never buy anything that is made in China."

O'Neal lives in Augusta, Ga.

Complete listing:

Class Name Service Date of Capture
1936 Andrew Evans AF 1952
1948 Floyd O'Neil AF 1951
1950 Bill Beale AF 2 Aug 1951
1950 Herman Falk 12 Feb 1951