James Harry Hebert

June 1, 1941 -- December 21, 2004

Born at Ft Lewis, Washington to Ralph Hebert and Urania Long. Jim is survived by his son Thomas Dean Hebert, his brothers, David and Robert Hebert, and numerous nieces and nephews. As well as his "bestest" friend and partner of 15 years, Maria de Leon.

Jim served 20 years in the Air Force, most of it as a Korean linguist in the airborne intelligence collection field. He was acknowledged by his peers as being the best Korean-speaking American any of them ever knew.

Comments added by Darr King:

Jim was an outstanding MI and Airborne Mission Supervisor while serving with the 6988th Security Squadron at Yokota. He flew a bazillion hours in the Sea of Japan during the Pueblo incident...circa 1968. Jim was a quiet, straight-up, professional NCO...a quick wit and one who lived for his mission and his crew. You're a good man, Jim Hebert...rest in peace brother!