National POW / MIA Recognition Day 2018


1Lt. Paul D. Raymond and Maj. Carl D. Miller were F4 pilots who were sent on a combat mission over Quang Binh Province, North Vietnam on September 5, 1967. Raymond’s bombardier/navigator on the flight was Capt. Donald W. Downing, while Miller’s was 1Lt. Thomas P. Hanson.
Both aircraft crashed on their missions near the coast of Vietnam. Raymond and Downing went down about 10 miles north of the city of Vinh Linh, while Miller and Hanson went down about 20 miles north of Vinh Linh. All four were classified Missing in Action, and it is believed the Vietnamese could account for them, alive or dead.
Captain Raymond is from Deposit, New York. He has a wife and one son.