What's in a name: Wall Studio

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  • By 2nd Lt. Teddy Barbosa
  • 81st Training Wing Public Affairs

George Michael Wall

First Lieutenant, USAF, 1944-1970

First Lt. George Michael Wall, a native of Houston, Miss., and a graduate of Miss. State University, entered the United States Air Force Oct. 2, 1967. He received his commission Dec. 22, 1967.

Wall entered pilot training at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, and received his wings upon completion of training in April 1969. In July 1969, he was assigned to the 362nd Tactical Electronics Warfare Squadron at Pleiku Air Base, Republic of Vietnam.

Wall participated in numerous missions under intense hostile fire. His professional application of knowledge and bravery earned him several honors. Among the awards are the Air Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with bronze service star, and the Republic of Vietnam Commendation Medal.

Wall was the aircraft commander of an EC-47 aircraft on a tactical reconnaissance mission over South Vietnam when he was killed April 22, 1970. He was flying southwest of Hue, Vietnam when his aircraft was hit by hostile ground fire. Wall was unable to maintain altitude and crashed in the A Shau Valley, Thau Thien Province.

The Public Affairs office is located in Wall Studio, Bldg. 902. The mission encompasses virtually every type of media in the areas of photography, graphics, video production and self-help to support the 81st Training Wing mission which is “Train Airmen across the spectrum of technical, and airmanship skills to build overwhelming combat power for the Air Force!”