Fallen Warrior: 1st Lt. George Michael Wall

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For our Fallen Warrior commemoration this week, we remember 1st Lt. George Michael Wall, 362nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron EC-47 Skytrain pilot.

Native to Houston, Mississippi and a graduate of Mississippi State University, Wall entered the Air Force on Oct. 2, 1967 and commissioned that December.

Wall was assigned to the 362nd Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron at Pleiku Air Base, Republic of Vietnam, and participated in numerous missions under intense hostile fire.

On April 22, 1970, Wall was the aircraft commander on a reconnaissance mission over South Vietnam with seven other crew members on board. Flying southwest of Hue, Vietnam, Wall’s aircraft was hit by hostile fire. Unable to keep altitude, Wall was forced to crash land the plane in the A Shau Valley, Thau Thien Province.

Wall and one other crew member did not survive the crash, but his actions saved the lives of the other six crew members. Keesler’s Wall Studio is named in his honor.


Editor's note: The Fallen Warrior series highlights Fallen Warriors who exemplify our core values and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Take a moment to honor this week’s hero.