James Lee Cumiskey - KIA
1Lt James Lee Cumiskey entered the USAF through the AF Reserves. His tour in Vietnam began on September 16, 1966. He was assigned to the 308th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force.
On June 13, 1967, James was flying F-100 #55-3510 when his aircraft was hit by ground fire during a napalm delivery 20 miles SE of Pleiku. He died as a result of this incident.
James is buried at Windsor Cemetery, Windsor, Shelby County, IL. He is also honored at the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington DC. His name is inscribed on Panel 21e, Line 97.
- 1967 308th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 31st Tactical Fighter Wing, 7th Air Force (F-100)
Awards & Decorations
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Air Force Presidential Unit Citation
Vietnam Gallantry Cross
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
Military & Civilian Education
- Notre Dame