Name: MAJ Edwin N. Troxel
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 08/02/1971 while performing the duty of Aircraft Commander.
Age at death: 41.6
Date of Birth: 12/29/1929
Home City: Eugene, OR
Service: regular component of the U.S. Air Force.
Unit: 317 SOS
Prior Unit: 20 SOS 69-70
Service: U.S. Air Force.
The Wall location: 03W-122
Short Summary: T-28 accident in Laos.
Aircraft: T-28
Country: Laos
Started Tour: 05/07/1971
"Official" listing: fixed wing air casualty - pilot

Additional information about this casualty:
KIA in Laos in a T-28 accident on second tour. BOISE - Services for Maj. Edwin N. Troxel, 41, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., who died Aug. 2 in an airplane crash in Laos, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Boise First Christian Church on College Boulevard. Dr. Newell Morgan and Col. Frank Gosser will officiate. Interment will be at Morris Hill Cemetery with military honors by personnel from Mountain Home Air Force Base. Born Dec. 29, 1929, in Boise, Maj. Troxel was graduated from Boise High School, Boise Junior College and the University of Oregon at Eugene. He was well known as a football player at Boise High School and BJC. He married Mary Jean Price on Aug. 28, 1949, at Nampa. She is the daughter of Naomi Price of Nampa and the late John Price. He joined the U.S. Air Force on March 25, 1953. For several years he was instructor of the ROTC program at the University of Hawaii. He had acted as senior Air Force adviser with NATO in Verona, Italy, flew helicopters in Vietnam, and had been assigned to the Hurlburt Air Force Base in Florida at the time of his death. He received the Bronze Star, Air Medal with Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal and the Vietnamese Service Medal. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Boise. Surviving are his wife, Mary Jean; a daughter, Kristen, and a son, Mark Troxel, all of Fort Walton Beach; his mother, Mrs. Elda Tucker; a grandmother, Mrs. Emma Staley, and a sister, Mrs. Cleta Griffith, all of Boise. Services will be under the direction of the Summers Funeral Home in Boise. Idaho Free Press & Caldwell News-Tribune, Tuesday, August 10, 1971 - 2 -- transcribed and contributed by Dan Fowler, Findagrave #47339884

Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Church of Christ
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