KIA/LOD Graves Location Project
by Lew Goldberg , LM 150
Binh Thuy AB, 1968-1969

VSPA Graves Location Project is an effort to identify the final resting place (burial or ashes scattered) for 111 KIA/LOD Air/Security Police who died in the Vietnam War. The goal is to place a wreath on each gravesite on the same Veterans holiday in the future.
VSPA LM 150, Lew Goldberg, discovered that three of our AP/SP KIA/LOD were buried at the Long Island National Cemetery, in Famingdale, New York.

 


VSPA LM 150, Lew Goldberg, discovered that three of our AP/SP KIA/LOD were buried at the Long Island National Cemetery, in Famingdale, New York. Lew tracked down each gravesite and has submitted the following gravesite photos and location maps for:

John H. Evans,
Louis H. Fischer,
Sidney M. Solomon.

Thanks Lew for Taking Care of Our Own.

LOUIS H. FISCHER
Tan Son Nhut Air Base, RVN, 377th Security Police Squadron
Major Award: Silver Star

SGT - Air Force - Regular
22 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Dec 19, 1945
From WOOD HAVEN, NEW YORK
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began on Apr 15, 1967
Casualty was on Jan 31, 1968
in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
Religion - ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 36E - - Line 8
Wall Rubbing: Louis H. Fisher. Panel 36E Line 8.
Burial Location: Long Island National Cemetery, 2040 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, NY 11735-1211. Grave: 29958A, Section "N"

Sgt Louis H. Fischer, KIA 31 Jan 1967, Tan Son Nhut AB, South Vietnam.
Sgt Louis H. Fischer. Burial Location: Long Island National Cemetery, 2040 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, NY 11735-1211. Grave: 29958A, Section

SOLOMON, SIDNEY MORTON
Binh Thuy Air Base, RVN, 632nd Security Police Squadron
SSgt - E5 - Air Force - Regular
39 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Nov 08, 1930
From Roslyn Heights, New York
His tour of duty began on Jan 28, 1970
Casualty was on May 16, 1970
Non Hostile, Ground Casualty - Vehicle Crash
Body was recovered
Religion - Jewish
Panel 10W - Line 54
Wall Rubbing: SSgt Sidney Morton Solomon, LOD 28 Jan 1970.
Circumstances (Non Hostile): 
The accident claimed the life of SSgt Solomon, another airman survived, on their way to post and were hit by a  deuce and a half truck.
Burial Location: Long Island National Cemetery, 2040 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, NY 11735-1211. Grave: 14563A, Section "J"

EVANS, JOHN HARPER JR.
Phan Rang Air Base, RVN, 35th Security Police Squadron

Airman - Air Force - Regular
20 year old Single, Negro, Male
Born on Apr 01, 1950
From Hempstead, New York
His tour of duty began on Apr 18, 1970
Casualty was on Aug 07, 1970
in Khanh Hoa, South Vietnam
Non Hostile, Ground Casualty
Accidental Self-Destruction
Body was recovered
Religion - Roman Catholic
Panel 08W - Line 90
Wall Rubbing: Airman John Harper Jr., LOD 18 Apr 1970.
Burial Location: Long Island National Cemetery, 2040 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, NY 11735-1211. Grave: 2122, Section "2T".
 
Wall Rubbing: Airman John Harper Jr., LOD 18 Apr 1970. Burial Location: Long Island National Cemetery, 2040 Wellwood Avenue, Farmingdale, NY 11735-1211. Grave: 2122, Section
 
VSPA KIA/LOD Graves Location
Final Resting Place (Burial or Ashes Scattered)
If you know the location of burial for an AP/SP not listed, or have a photo of a KIA/LOD, please email info to Don Poss.