HUMPHREYS JOE W

WOC Joe W Humphreys was a potential member who died during training before going to Vietnam on 04/01/1968 from Motorcycle accident
Austin, TX
Flight Classes 68-503 and 68-1
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Gregory B. Moody

More detail on this person: I was in 68-503 also and we were both from Austin,Texas. He got the local paper mailed to him and shared it with me after he read it.

He rode his motorcycle to the base theater. He went to an early, but after dark showing. This must have been a Friday or Saturday night. WOC L. Martinez from San Antonio and I drove the back road to the theater from the WOC barracks and saw him as he came out of the early show and we went in. The next day we heard that he had run off the road on the way back to the barracks. I was the one who identified his body. After I got back to Austin after graduation I went and visited with his parents.

There was a backup at Advanced Training so most of our class which was 67-something was given the chance to take administrative leave for one month and spent a month as a worker putting up the new barracks at Wolters. Then when we got into Rucker we had different class numbers.

I can only say that it must have been in 1968 because I started instrument training in January so it was between January and May when we graduated. I would guess that he died within two months of graduation. So best guess March or April of 68. I do not remember it being cold when we went to the movie.

From: Gregory B. Moody W3160524-- 68-503 Graduation was 7 May 1968.

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