Notes for STEVEN BERNARD MELNICK, CAPTAIN:

Son of Samuel Benjamin and Unknown Wife Melnick.
Born: December 25, 1943 in Billing, Yellowstone County, Montana.
Died: August 17, 1970 in Tam Ky, Vietnam.
Buried: Plot: 003 E 022; United States Air Force Academy Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.
Military Service: November 22, 1960 - August 17, 1970 - Vietnam - U.S. Air Force.
Married: Linda A ? Unknown in Unknown.

Cause of Death: During a night strike on an enemy position 10 miles southwest of Da Nang two Phantoms collided in mid-air and crashed. Contact with the F-4E aircraft he was piloting was lost when his flight encountered suspected hostile antiaircraft fire. His aircraft crashed on a hillside and burned, killing the four airmen involved. (Source: findagrave.com)