Class Of 1964 USAF Academy

Alf's History

Gone But Not Forgotten

AlfredSm.jpg On 20 November 1978, Major Gerald 0. Alfred, Jr., Class of 1964, was declared Killed in Action after having been listed as Missing in Action since 11 December 1966. He was the copilot of an F-4C aircraft which was reported missing while on an armed reconnaissance mission in North Vietnam. Gerry was survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald 0. Alfred, Sr., 16227 12th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98155.

"Alf" served in the 16th Cadet Squadron and was on the Dean's List six semesters, majoring in Engineering Sciences. He was a member of the Rifle Team and participated in the Professional Studies Group and the Ski, Radio, Photo, Automobile, and Engineering Clubs.

Following pilot training at Williams AFB, AZ, he served as an F-4C pilot with the 78th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Bentwaters RAF Station, England. At the time of his disappearance, he was assigned to the 480th Tactical Fighter Squadron at DaNang AB, Vietnam.

(Gone But Not Forgotten, Checkpoints, Winter 1979)

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