SSgt. Elmore L. Hall

hall-elmore-lOn 8 October 1969, SSgt Elmore L. Hall died when the EC-47 aircraft tail number 43-49100, call-sign PRONG 33, on which he was serving as an Airborne Morse Systems Operator, caught fire and crashed in Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam.

SSgt Hall was born 18 December 1937 in Savannah, Georgia and graduated from Savannah High School.

SSgt Hall joined the Georgia Air National Guard 20 February 1955, serving as a firefighter and administrative specialist. In early November 1956, he was discharged from the Georgia Air National Guard and on 27 November 1956 enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He initially served as an administrative specialist at Matmstrom AFB, Montana.

SSgt Hall’s assignments as a Morse Systems Operator included the 6921st Security Wing, Misawa AB, Japan, 6910th Security Wing, Darmstadt, Germany, and the 6993rd Security Squadron, Kelly AFB. Texas. On 16 September 1969, SSgt Hall was assigned to Det 1, 6994th Security Squadron, Nha Trang AB, Vietnam.

On 3 January 1977, the main thoroughfare adjacent to HQ USAF Security Service on Kelly AFB, Texas was renamed “Hall Boulevard” in honor of SSgt Hall.

SSgt Hall is interred in plot 16-2, Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, South Carolina. His name is engraved on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on Panel 17W, line 50.

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