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Capt. Mitchell Sadler, Jr. - La Porte, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
N 29° 45.190 W 095° 05.332
15R E 298013 N 3293262
Quick Description: As you enter the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, a flagpole is on the right. Around this pole is a circle of Freedom Trees honoring those who never returned home from Vietnam.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2019 9:25:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM1145C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TitusLlewelyn
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Long Description:

The Freedom Tree
With The Vision of Universal Freedom
For All Mankind
This Tree Is Dedicated To


And All Prisoners of War
Missing in Action


From the POW


Name: Mitchell Olen Sadler Jr.
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/O3
Date of Birth: 20 October 1943
Home City of Record: OCEANSIDE CA
Date of Loss: 30 June 70
Country of Loss: LAOS
Loss Coordinates: 193715 North 1033409 East
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action
Category: 4
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground:F4E #0279
Other Personnel in Incident: Gordon Hill, MIA
Refno: 1642

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action Combat Casualty File.



From the American Battle Monuments Commission

Mitchell Olen Sadler Jr.

Vietnam War
Rank: Major, U.S. Air Force
Unit: 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Entered Service From: Oceanside California
Date of Birth: October 20, 1943
Date of Death: June 30, 1970
Status: Missing In Action

Courts of the Missing - Court A
Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, United States

Major Sadler was a member of the 469th Tactical Fighter Squadron. On June 30, 1970, he was the pilot of a McDonnell Douglas Phantom II Fighter (F-4E) on a mission over Laos, when his aircraft crashed. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.


From the TCU Veterans Services

Fallen Frogs

In Remembrance of Fallen Frogs
TCU alumni killed in action since World War II are included in these biographies.

Maj. Mitchell O. Sadler, Jr. ’65 was born Oct. 20, 1943, and earned the BA in government. The Oceanside, California, resident was also in the Air Force ROTC and a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He was lost over Laos in 1970 and was declared killed in action in 1976. Survivors include his wife, Darlene ’68, son, Mitchell, and parents, Helen and Mitchell Sadler, Sr.

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