January 2012 Roadrunner News
The Roadrunners of Groom Lake are saddened to report that Lt Col Harold Leslie Archer, Sr. USAF (Ret) of Murrieta, CA passed away at his residence on Friday, December 30, 2011.
Lt Col Archer served as a KC-135 pilot before his assignment to the CIA Project Oxcart at Groom Lake to serve as the Executive Officer of the 1129th SAS under Colonel Holbury. Archer participated in Operation Black Shield at Kadena, the operational phase of Project Oxcart at Groom Lake flying A-12 reconnaissance missions over North Vietnam and North Korea during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his two children, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.Services are pending at this time but will take place at St. Martha Catholic Church in Murrieta, CA with a Military Graveside service to follow at Riverside National Cemtery where he will be laid to rest next to his wife Beverly Archer who passed away in 2003.
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