The Air Mobility Command Museum, 1301 Heritage Road, Dover Air Force Base, will host Vietnam prisoner of war retired U.S. Air Force Col. Murphy “Neal” Jones, who will give a talk at 11 a.m. Oct. 27 as part of the “Chat with a Hero” presentations.
A Louisiana native, Jones received his commission as a second lieutenant in 1960. He earned his pilot’s wings in 1961 and flew the F-100, F-105D and A-7D during his career. On June 29, 1966, his aircraft was shot down near Hanoi, Vietnam; he ejected at 300 feet in the air while traveling 620 mph. Jones was captured while having shrapnel wounds in both legs, a dislocated shoulder, broken arm and six broken vertebrae.
He remained a POW until Feb. 12, 1973. He returned to active flying after his release and later retired as a colonel with 21 years of service.
“Chat with a Hero” is a free presentation of the AMC Museum. Entry to the museum and parking is free, and military identification is not required.
For more, call 677-5938 or visit amcmuseum.org.