JENSEN, TERANCE KAY
SSgt - Air Force - Regular
33 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on 01/14/32
From DETROIT LAKES, MINNESOTA

23rd ABG, APS, Đà Nàng
Length of service 14 years.
Casualty was on 07/01/65
in QUANG NAM (Đà Nàng), SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE
Body was recovered
Panel 02E - - Line 26

Witnesses' Det-s of SSgt Jensen's Actions

From: Patricia Jensen (daughter)
Subject: Re: SSgt Jensen, Đà Nàng, July 1, 1965.


My dad is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detriot Lakes MN. I think the plot is S21. He is in the area where there are no headstones. He has a Silver Star on a stake that says veteran on it. When you are facing the cemetery at the main gate he to the left, the section is almost to the farthest side, towards the front. Please let me know if there are any grave sites here in southern Oregon that I could visit. I will try to scan the photo and send it to you, I will need my son to help.


Happy Holidays
Patricia Jensen





 

FAIRCLOTUY, LARRY R.
SSgt - Air Force
Casualty was on APR 05, 1968
Non Hostile: Illness/Disease

Memorial Name Engraving Pending






BRYANT, CHARLES E.


SSgt - Air Force
631st SPS, Don Muang
Casualty was on APR 11, 1968

Non Hostile: Drowned/Chao Phya River






Randy Milligan in barrack's room at Wurtsmith AFB, MI, 26 Jul 67.
MILLIGAN, RANDALL GALE

A1C - Air Force - Regular
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Aug 10, 1947
From LATON, CALIFORNIA
12th APS, Cam Ranh Bay AB
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Feb 09, 1968
Casualty was on May 13, 1968
in KHANH HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
ILLNESS, DISEASE
Body was recovered
Religion - BRETHREN, DUNKERS
Panel 60E - Line 27

 

 


MILLIGAN, MORGAN, CHARLES R.

Sgt - Air Force
56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on AUG 12, 1968

Non Hostile: Illness/Disease









TREEN, HARLIN PERRY
MAJ - Air Force - Regular
39 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on May 10, 1929
From ENID, OKLAHOMA
377th CSG, Tan Son Nhut
Length of service 20 years.
His tour of duty began on Apr 25, 1968
Casualty was on Aug 12, 1968
in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL SELF-DESTRUCTION
Body was recovered
Religion - BAPTIST
Panel 48W - Line 4






WEBB, ROBERT C.

MSgt - Air Force
432nd SPS, ud
Casualty was on NOV 18, 1968

Non Hostile: Illness/Disease






BESTMANN, CHARLES EDWARD
SGT - Air Force - Regular
22 year old Single, Negro, Male
Born on Sep 01, 1946
From FLUSHING, NEW YORK
Phan Rang (TDY) 821st CSPS
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began on Aug 30, 1968
Casualty was on Nov 28, 1968
in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, died of illness/injury
GROUND CASUALTY
VEHICLE CRASH
Body was recovered
Religion - EPISCOPAL, ANGLICAN
Panel 38W - Line 82






CLOSSON, JAMES STANLEY
A1C - Air Force - Regular
21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Sep 21, 1947
From SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK
366th SPS, Đà Nàng AB
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Jul 13, 1968
Casualty was on Jan 12, 1969
in QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
DROWNED, SUFFOCATED
Body was recovered
Panel 35W - Line 75

Circumstances: Died of accidental drowning
while swimming at a recreational area with some friends.







BEVICH, GEORGE MICHAEL JR.
A2C Air Force - Regular
22 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on 07/10/44
From SUMMIT HILL, PENNSYLVANIA
377th SPS, Tan Son Nhut
Length of service 3 years.
His tour of duty began on 04/13/66
Casualty was on 12/04/66
in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered Panel 13E - Line 9

Circumstances (Non Hostile):
The Vietnam Casualty Book (Non Hostile)
reads as follows: A2C George Bevich, Jr.
was the first Air Force Dog Handler
to die in Vietnam. He was stationed at
Tan Son Nhut Air Base, 377th SPS, and
was killed in action on the night of Dec 6, 1966.







COOK, DANNY R.

A1C - Air Force
Korat, 388th SPS
13DEC68 Non Hostile:

Truck vs. motorcycle Memorial Name Engraving Pending







GRAY, GEORGE CHRISTIAN

SMS - Air Force - Regular
43 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Feb 06, 1926
From GRINDSTONE, PENNSYLVANIA
37th SPS, Qui Nhon
Length of service 20 years.
His tour of duty began on Jan 31, 1969
Casualty was on Mar 29, 1969
in BINH DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, died of illness/injury
GROUND CASUALTY
HEART ATTACK
Body was recovered
Religion - BAPTIST
Panel 28W - Line 81





ADAMS, ROYCE HORACE
TSgt - Air Force - Regular
32 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Aug 25, 1936
From GRAND RIDGE, FLORIDA

366th SPS, Đà Nàng
Length of service 14 years.
His tour of duty began on Mar 18, 1969
Casualty was on Apr 14, 1969
in QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
VEHICLE CRASH
Body was recovered
Religion - METHODIST
Panel 27W - Line 79

Circumstances (Non Hostile): The Vietnam Casualty Book (Non Hostile)
reads as follows: "SOUTH VIETNAM (B1): On 14 Apr 69,
TSgt Royce H. Adams, AF14529460, was killed when the security
police vehicle in which he was riding went out of control and
rolled over after skidding on wet pavement."

 





GRILLO, LAWRENCE HUGH
A1C - Air Force - Regular
21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Dec 15, 1947
From BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT
35th SPS, Phan Rang
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Apr 11, 1969
Casualty was on May 28, 1969
in NINH THUAN, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER ACCIDENT
Body was recovered
Religion - ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 23W - Line 8

Circumstances (Non Hostile): Struck by lightning/Guard Tower



FIELDS, ROBERT LOUIS III
A2C - Air Force - Regular
21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Feb 01, 1944
From GALESBURG, ILLINOIS

12th APS, Cam Ranh Bay AB
Length of service 2 years.
Casualty was on Jan 27, 1966
in KHANH HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, died missing
GROUND CASUALTY
DROWNED, SUFFOCATED
Body was recovered
Panel 04E - Line 99





GAY, GARY PAUL
A1C - Air Force - Regular
24 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Nov 21, 1941
From CONEMAUGH, PENNSYLVANIA
12th APS, Cam Ranh Bay AB
Length of service 6 years.
His tour of duty began on Jan 22, 1966
Casualty was on Jan 27, 1966
in KHANH HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
DROWNED, SUFFOCATED
Body was recovered
Panel 04E - Line 99





COLE, JOHN MATTHEW
A2C Air Force - Regular
20 year old Single,
Caucasian, Male
Born on 06/18/46
From PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
377th SPS, Tan Son Nhut
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began
on 07/20/66
Casualty was on 12/04/66
in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
Panel 13E - Line 11





WOODWARD, RICHARD RANDOLPH
A1C - Air Force - Regular
24 year old Single, Negro, Male
Born on Apr 23, 1941
From SPOTSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA

6252nd APS, Đà Nàng
Length of service 6 years.
His tour of duty began on Feb 04, 1966
Casualty was on Feb 08, 1966
in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, died of illness/injury
GROUND CASUALTY
ILLNESS, DISEASE
Body was recovered
Panel 05E - Line 19







PACKER, JOSEPH EVERETT JR.
A2C - E3 - Air Force - Regular
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jul 13, 1945
From CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY

Đông Hà Air Field AB, 6250d APS
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began on Mar 16, 1966
Casualty was on Jun 16, 1966
in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
VEHICLE CRASH
Body was recovered
Panel 08E - Line 53

Circumstances (Non Hostile): Died June 16, 1966 Vehicle crash near
Đông Hà Air Field, while on duty driving a weapons carrier and swerved to avoid
hitting a Vietnamese woman. Was assigned to Đông Hà Air Field Air Field as base
defense/security for the Air Force Det. 1, 620th TCS, Tactical Radar Squadron.







SISLEY, RUSSELL JAY
SMS - E8 - Air Force - Regular
38 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Nov 30, 1927
From CARTER LAKE, IOWA

Đông Hà Air Field AB, 6250d APS
Length of service 18 years.
His tour of duty began on Jan 24, 1966
Casualty was on Jun 16, 1966
in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
VEHICLE CRASH
Body was recovered
Panel 08E - Line 54


Circumstances (Non Hostile): Died June 16, 1966 Vehicle crash near
Đông Hà Air Field, while on duty driving a weapons carrier
and swerved to avoid hitting
a Vietnamese woman. Was assigned to Đông Hà Air Field Air Field as base
defense/security for the Air Force 620th Tactical Radar Squadron.
May have been assigned to 6250 APS and TDY to Đông Hà Air Field.







KELSEY, J C
A1C - Air Force - Regular
30 year old Married, Negro, Male
Born on Mar 22, 1936
From DETROIT, MICHIGAN

14th APS, Nha Trang
Length of service 12 years.
Casualty was on Dec 02, 1966
in KHANH HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, died of illness/injury
GROUND CASUALTY
VEHICLE CRASH
Body was recovered
Panel 13E - Line 6






RIDDLE, OLIVER JOHN
A2C - Air Force - Regular
21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Oct 23, 1945
From CORAOPOLIS, PENNSYLVANIA

377th SPS, Tan Son Nhut
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began on Nov 29, 1966
Casualty was on Dec 04, 1966
in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
Panel 13E - Line 12

I have a few photos of the grave of A2C Oliver Riddle. I was hoping you could add them to the link and story about him.
He is buried in the military section of Holy Souls Cemetery in Robinson Township, Pa.

MSgt Pat Riley, 171st SFS, Pa Ang

JONES, JAMES BRUCE

A3C - Air Force - Regular
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on 12/15/45
From ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY

6252nd APS, Đà Nàng
Length of service 2 years.
Casualty was on 01/25/1966
in QUANG NAM (Đà Nàng), SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE, MORTARS
Body was recovered
Panel 04E - - Line 093

A3C James Bruce Jones, KIA Da Nang, Vietnam, 01-25-1966, Bronze Star w/Valor.













GABRIEL, CHARLES DAVID
A2C - Air Force - Regular
20 year old Single, Negro, Male
Born on Dec 01, 1946
From PALMER, TEXAS

377th SPS, Tan Son Nhut
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Oct 26, 1966
Casualty was on Jan 06, 1967
in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL HOMICIDE
Body was recovered
Panel 13E - Line 118






FULLER, GARY LEROY
A2C - Air Force - Regular
21 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Oct 18, 1945
From THE PLAINS, OHIO
366th SPS, Đà Nàng AB
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began on Dec 26, 1966
Casualty was on Feb 27, 1967
in QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
Panel 15E - Line 105






DEUSTER, WILLIAM J. JR.

A3C - ud Thailand

825 CDS
27APR67 Non Hostile
Crushed between Vehicles
(Gate Duty)


Memorial Name Engraving Pending


 

THOMAS MURTEN WILLIS
A2C - E3 - Air Force - Regular
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Oct 03, 1946
From MC CALL, IDAHO
Length of service 3 years.
His tour of duty began
on May 02, 1966
Casualty was on Jun 05, 1967
in QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM

35th SPS, Phan Rang
Non-Hostile, died of illness/injury
GROUND CASUALTY
ILLNESS, DISEASE
Body was recovered
Panel 21E - - Line 59






KEMP, JIMMY
A2C - Air Force - Regular
19 year old Single, Negro, Male
Born on Jul 08, 1947
From CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA

37th APS, Phut Cat
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on Mar 29, 1967
Casualty was on Jun 06, 1967
in BINH DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
DROWNED, SUFFOCATED
Body was recovered
Panel 21E - Line 62


Circumstances of death: While swimming his body suddenly sank below the surface. As the M60 Gunner,
the weight of his equipment and the swift current of the river, he was unable to surface. His remains were subsequently recovered.

 



BRIDGES, ROBERT EARL
A2C - Air Force - Regular
22 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jan 31, 1945
From GRANBY, CONNECTICUT

3d SPS, Biên Hòa
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began on Nov 28, 1966
Casualty was on Jun 17, 1967
in Biên Hòa, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER CAUSES
Body was recovered
Panel 21E - Line 117


Circumstances (Non Hostile): Struck by Lightning/Guard Post.






FORD, BERNARD FRANCIS
A1C - Air Force - Regular
33 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jan 09, 1934
From OAK LAWN, ILLINOIS

35th APS, Phan Rang
Length of service 14 years.
Casualty was on Jul 05, 1967
in NINH THUAN, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL HOMICIDE
Body was recovered
Panel 23E - Line 10



PEREZ, CARLOS AUGUSTO
SGT - Air Force - Regular
35 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jun 01, 1932
From AGUADILLA, PUERTO RICO

633rd SPS, Pleiku
Length of service 16 years.
His tour of duty began on Apr 17, 1967
Casualty was on Dec 01, 1967
in PLEIKU, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
ILLNESS, DISEASE
Body was recovered
Religion - ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 31E - Line 22

HARDEN, ROOSEVELT JR.
A3C NKP Thailand
56th APS, NKP Thailand
11JUL67 Non Hostile
Gunshot/Guard duty

Memorial Name Engraving Pending


PASCOE, ROBERT EDWARD
A1C - Air Force - Regular
24 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Apr 17, 1943
From ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

633d APS, Pleiku AB
Length of service 3 years.
His tour of duty began on May 31, 1967
Casualty was on Jul 18, 1967
in PLEIKU, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER ACCIDENT
Body was recovered

Panel 23E - Line 88

Circumstances (Non Hostile): Accidental Grenade/Armory Explosion





STEEN, LENORD LARRY

A1C Ubon Thailand
8th APS
08OCT67 Non Hostile:
Gunshot

Circumstances - Memorial Name Engraving Pending








MAISEY, REGINALD VICTOR
Major Award: Air Force Cross
CAPT - Air Force - Reserve
33 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Nov 17, 1934
From SONOMA, CALIFORNIA

3d APS, Biên Hòa AB
Length of service 10 years.
His tour of duty began on Aug 26, 1967
Casualty was on Jan 31, 1968
in Biên Hòa, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
Religion - ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 36E - Line 23

Circumstances (Combat): 10 Bunker






JERRY RUDOLPH MOON
A2C - E3 - Air Force - Regular
21 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Apr 10, 1946
From LANETT, ALABAMA
th, 31st APS
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began on Dec 25, 1966
Casualty was on Sep 07, 1967
in PHU YEN, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
Panel 26E - - Line 28

Circumstances th, 31st APS






MUSE, EDWARD GRADY
A1C - Air Force - Regular
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on 04/10/47
From TUTWILER, MISSISSIPPI
3d APS (Augmentee), Biên Hòa AB
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on 09/09/67
Casualty was on 01/31/68
in Biên Hòa, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
Religion - CHURCH OF CHRIST
Panel 36E - Line 27




MALONE, BOBBY J.

Sgt - Air Force
8th SPS, Ubon
Casualty was on FEB 03 1968

Non Hostile: Drowned Memorial Name Engraving Pending




KOPFER, JOHN JEROME
A1C - Air Force - Regular
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on 10/08/47
From REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA

366th SPS, Đà Nàng
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on 01/22/68
Casualty was on 02/21/68
in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Hostile, died of wounds
GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
Religion - CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN
Panel 40E - Line 54

 




BOYD, JAMES
SGT Air Force - Regular
22 year old Married, Negro, Male
Born on 06/24/45
From WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA
3d APS, Biên Hòa
Length of service 4 years.
His tour of duty began on 02/04/68
Casualty was on 02/28/68
in Biên Hòa, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
ARTILLERY, ROCKET, or MORTAR
Body was recovered
Religion - BAPTIST
Panel 41E - Line 59





KIA Joel Loftis, was a gifted singer and guitar player


LOFTIS, JOEL CONRAD
A1C - Air Force - Regular
22 year old Single, Negro, Male
Born on Jun 17, 1946
From LA MANQUÉ, TEXAS
35th SPS, Phan Rang
Length of service --- year.
His tour of duty began on --
Casualty was on Jun 07, 1969
in NINH THUAN, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE, MORTARS, ROCKETS
Body was recovered
Religion - Panel 23W - Line 104

Circumstances (Non Hostile):
Hostile Rocket attack.








ORSUA, CHARLES DAVID
A1C - Air Force - Regular
19 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on 04/19/50
From SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA
35th SPS, Phang Rang AB
His tour of duty began on 04/28/69
Casualty was on 07/15/69
in NINH THUAN, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, died of illness/injury
GROUND CASUALTY
VEHICLE CRASH
Body was recovered
Religion - ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 20W - Line 2

Circumstances (Non Hostile): K-9 Truck rollover






HICKS, JAMES RUSSELL
SSgt - Air Force - Regular
21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Sep 29, 1949
From STILLWATER, MINNESOTA
366th SPS, Đà Nàng AB
Tour of duty began on Dec 09, 1970
Casualty was on Mar 06, 1971
in QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL HOMICIDE
Body was recovered
Religion - MISSION COVENANT
Panel 04W - Line 27

Circumstances (Non Hostile): Sgt James Russell Hicks
(SSgt, Promoted posthumously) Died of a gunshot wound to the head.






ROBERTSON, ROBERT MERLIN
SGT - Air Force - Regular
22 year old Married, Negro, Male
Born on May 20, 1947
From RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began on May 20, 1969
Casualty was on Jan 27, 1970
in THAILAND
Non Hostile, died of illness/injury
GROUND CASUALTY
HEART ATTACK
Body was recovered
Religion - UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Panel 12W - Line 103






ENGLAND, JAMES C.

Sgt - Air Force
U-Tapao, 635th SPS

01MAR70 Non Hostile: Gunshot

Memorial Name Engraving Pending






GALLOWAY, MELVIN R.

Airman - Air Force
Korat 388th SPS
06MAR70 Non Hostile:


Suicide Memorial Name Engraving Pending






HOLLEY, GLYNN BYRON
A1C - Air Force - Regular
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on 05/27/49
From MIDLAND, TEXAS
12th APS, Cam Ranh Bay AB
Length of service 1 year.
His tour of duty began on 691206
Casualty was on 12/26/69
in KHANH HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, died of illness/injury
GROUND CASUALTY
ILLNESS, DISEASE
Body was recovered
Religion - CHURCH OF CHRIST
Panel 15W - Line 93






MCDONALD, RONALD I. A1C

377th SPS, Tan Son Nhut
14APR70 Non Hostile: Illness/Disease:
"Non-Hostile: Illness/Disease: Brain-stem contusion."
Tribute Page
Memorial Name Engraving Pending.





PARK, IRVING GEON
SGT Air Force - Regular
21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on 06/12/48
From FORT WAYNE, INDIANA
37th SPS, Phu Cat AB
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began on 05/01/69
Casualty was on 03/06/70
in BINH DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
VEHICLE CRASH
Body was recovered
Religion - PROTESTANT
Panel 13W - Line 88

Circumstances (Non Hostile): K-9 Truck rollover

 




FOSTER, TONY CURTIS
A1C - Air Force - Regular
21 year old Single, Negro, Male
Born on Mar 02, 1948
From PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
821st CSPS, Phu Cat AB
Length of service 2 years.
Casualty was on Dec 05, 1969
in BINH DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
OTHER ACCIDENT - EXPLOSIVE DEVISE
Body was recovered
Religion - EPISCOPAL, ANGLICAN
Panel 15W - Line 27

Circumstances (Non Hostile):
Died of multiple fragment wounds of the body,
when he apparently stepped on an explosive device,
while performing duty
as a security policeman on the northwest corner of Phu Cat AB.





MAC ARTHUR, DALE ALAN
22 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jan 16, 1947
From SUNNYSIDE, WASHINGTON
821st CSPS, Phan Rang AB
His tour of duty began on Sep 01, 1969
Casualty was on Dec 08, 1969
in NINH THUAN, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, died of illness/injury,
GROUND CASUALTY
VEHICLE ACCIDENT - Thrown from jeep
Body was recovered
Religion - DISCIPLES OF CHRIST
Panel 15W - Line 39






NEEL, ROBERT RAY
SGT - Air Force - Regular
22 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Apr 12, 1948
From HOUSTON, TEXAS
14th APS, Nha Trang
His tour of duty began on Jul 02, 1969
Casualty was on May 02, 1970
in KHANH HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL HOMICIDE
Body was recovered
Religion - PENTECOSTAL
Panel 11W - Line 86

Circumstances (Non Hostile): Gunshot/horseplay with weapons

From: CLIFFADIO@aol.com
Subject: VSPA: Memorial of AP/SP KIA or Line of Duty
Was just perusing the memorial and saw the entry for NEEL, Robert Ray was incomplete. Bobby was killed due to a weapons horseplay incident at Cam Ranh Bay AB. I believe he was on in-country R & R from the 14th or the 90th SPS at Nha Trang, having departed PCS from Cam Ranh Bay AB for N T earlier. Anyway, perhaps his memorial will be able to be complete now. Thanks Clifford Wilson






PALMER, ROBERT A.

Sgt - Air Force
56th SPS, NKP Thailand
07MAY70 Non Hostile: Illness/Disease

Memorial Name Engraving Pending

 




PINER, JOHN ROBERT
SGT - Air Force - Regular
21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on May 08, 1948
From SAN GABRIEL, CALIFORNIA
377th SPS, Tan Son Nhut
Length of service 2 years.
His tour of duty began on Apr 17, 1969
Casualty was on Mar 11, 1970
in Biên Hòa, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
ILLNESS, DISEASE
Body was recovered
Religion - METHODIST
Panel 13W - Line 113



SOLOMON, SIDNEY MORTON
SSgt - E5 - Air Force - Regular
39 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Nov 08, 1930
From Roslyn Heights, New York
632nd SPS, Binh Thuy AB
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

Circumstances (Non Hostile):
The accident claimed the lives of two
SP's on their way to post and were hit by a
drunk driving a deuce and a half.


 



EVANS, JOHN HARPER JR.
Airman - Air Force - Regular
20 year old Single, Negro, Male
Born on Apr 01, 1950
From HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK
35th SPS, Phan Rang
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



KRIZANOWSKI, WALTER T.

A1C - Air Force
Don Muang, AP 631st CSG
25AUG70 Non Hostile

Circumstances (Non Hostile): Train vs. Vehicle
Memorial Name Engraving Pending







SAUER, PAUL C.

Sgt - Air Force
Don Muang, AP 631st CSG
25AUG70 Non Hostile:

Circumstances (Non Hostile): Train vs. Vehicle

Memorial Name Engraving Pending







GRENIER, JOSEPH KENT
A1C - Air Force - Regular
23 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Oct 30, 1946
From ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI
327th CSG, Nha Trang AB
His tour of duty began on May 18, 1970
Casualty was on Sep 04, 1970
in KHANH HOA PROVIENCE, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL SELF-DESTRUCTION
Body was recovered
Panel 07W - Line 37


Circumstances (Non Hostile): Accidental Self-Destruction: Gunshot






WOOD, BERTRAM JR.
A1C - Air Force - Regular
20 year old Single, Negro, Male
Born on Oct 30, 1949
From BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
6254 ABS (Base Unknown)
His tour of duty began on Jun 04, 1970
Casualty was on Sep 25, 1970
in KHANH HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL SELF-DESTRUCTION
Body was recovered
Religion - BAPTIST
Panel 07W - Line 88







ADAMS, ERHARD JIMMIE
SGT - Air Force - Regular
22 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on 10/08/48
From FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
12th APS, Cam Ranh Bay AB
His tour of duty began on 02/09/70
Casualty was on 11/02/70
in KHANH HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, died of illness/injury
GROUND CASUALTY - HEART ATTACK
Body was recovered
Religion - ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 06W - Line 33






WHITFIELD, JESSE J. Sgt

432nd SPS, ud
08OCT70 Non Hostile

Circumstances (Non Hostile): Accidental Self-Destruction:
Gunshot. Memorial Name Engraving Pending

I am not a member of VSPA, but I am well aware of one of our fallen that you have listed on your website. I was a Security Policeman for 22 years and retired as a MSgt on 1 June 1989. I was Sgt Jesse Whitfield's Flight Chief at the time of his death. At the time his death occurred, he was assigned to Det 1, 432nd SPS (Nam Phong Air Field, Thailand). Our TDY site was located approximately 60-70 miles south of our main base at Udorn RTAFB. Jesse was a quiet, yet humorous young man. He bunked in the same trailer as I did. His room was right next to mine.
     I do not know what compelled Jesse to do what he did on that fateful night, but; I will never understand why. He was a "good" troop. He never gave any indication that were any problems in his life. If there were problems, he hid them well.  As I said earlier, Jesse was a good man and a fine 'Security Policeman.'
     I cannot give anyone any answers. All I can say is that Sgt Jesse Whitfield performed his duties in an outstanding manner, and whatever his personal problems may have been, they didn't detract from his dedication to his duties.

Sincerely,
Bill McGeorge
MSgt (Retet) USAF







STEWART, ERIC V.V.D. Sgt

U-Tapao, 635th SPS
09DEC70 Non Hostile:


Vehicle Crash Memorial Name Engraving Pending





PACIO, GEORGE HENRY
A1C - Air Force - Regular
23 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Mar 15, 1947
From LONG BEACH, NEW YORK

377th SPS, Tan Son Nhut
His tour of duty began on Oct 27, 1970
Casualty was on Dec 21, 1970
in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL SELF-DESTRUCTION
Body was recovered
Religion - ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 06W - Line 135




MCFADDEN, SAMUEL L. Sgt

645th SPS, U-Tapao(?)
10MAR71 Non Hostile:
Drowned U-Tapao Beach,
Gulf of Tonkin

Memorial Name Engraving Pending

 

Michael Quinlan: I didn't know SSgt McFadden well. I had arrived at UTapao in early March after nine month's at Takhli. SSgt McFadden was our section leader for Delta sector, the beach part of the perimeter. Each night, at guardmount, he would call out the present for duty roster to "yo", or  "here". We were A bit ragtag, in the heat of the night. Four section's of SPS and, I believe, two of Thai Guard's, made up Tiger Flight. One evening in March we learned that SSgt McFadden had tragically drowned at the beach, earlier that day. It was rough to hear that he had drown at the beach, on base, in the

Gulf of Thailand

He was our section leader on Tiger Flight, 635th SPS, in March 1971. We did not really realize then, how those day's would never be forgotten, even after many year's. The Sarge was A Good Man.

 

Mike Quinlan,
E-4, 635th SPS,
Mar-June 1971

 
 






NIX, JOHN DAVID
SGT - Air Force - Regular
23 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Dec 15, 1947
From LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
35th SPS, Phan Rang AB
His tour of duty began on Jun 01, 1970
Casualty was on Apr 25, 1971
in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, died of illness/injury
GROUND CASUALTY
VEHICLE CRASH
Body was recovered
Panel 03W - Line 12

Circumstances (Non Hostile): Jeep Crash






BOTZEM, WILLY KUEPPER SSgt

Ubon RTAFB, 8th SPS
Casualty was on Sep 20, 1971
Non Hostile GROUND CASUALTY

Circumstances (Non Hostile): Jeep vs. Pedestrian.
Memorial Name Engraving Pending






SUPNET, RICHARD ARELLANO
A1C - Air Force - Regular
19 year old Single, Malayan, Male
Born on Mar 17, 1952
From SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
483d SPS, Cam Ranh Bay AB
His tour of duty began on Jan 07, 1971
Casualty was on Sep 23, 1971
in KHANH HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL SELF-DESTRUCTION
Body was recovered
Religion - ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 02W - Line 24

Circumstances (Non Hostile): Accidental Self-Destruction
(Gunshot: dropped his weapon)






ANDERSON, HERMAN B. A1C

U-Tapao, 635th SPS
Casualty was on Oct 08, 1971
Non Hostile GROUND CASUALTY

Circumstances (Non Hostile):
Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Memorial Name Engraving Pending







PETERSON, RUFUS G. JR. A1C

Pleiku, 633rd SPS
19NOV71 Non Hostile:

Drowned: Lake Suan Kaset Lingsun (ud)
Memorial Name Engraving Pending

 



DAN ARTHUR BOLSTER
A1C - E3 - Air Force - Regular
21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Aug 02, 1950
From SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
366th SPS, Đà Nàng AB
His tour of duty began on Mar 19, 1971
Casualty was on Jan 07, 1972
in QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non-Hostile, died of illness/injury
GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL SELF-DESTRUCTION
Body was recovered
Religion - EPISCOPAL, ANGLICAN
Panel 02W - Line 95







BRUCE DALE JONES
SGT (Posthumous Promotion) - Air Force - Regular
20 year old Single, Negro, Male
Born on Jan 14, 1952
From Evergreen, AL
377th SPS, Tan Son Nhut AB
His tour of duty began on Jan 15, 1972
Casualty was on Mar 9, 1972
in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, died of illness/injury
Accidental Self-Destruction
Body was recovered
Panel 02W - Line 114






POROVICH, STEVE
SMS - Air Force - Regular
47 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Nov 03, 1924
From TUCSON, ARIZONA
377th SPS, Tan Son Nhut
His tour of duty began on Jan 15, 1972
Casualty was on Apr 21, 1972
in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, died of illness/injury
GROUND CASUALTY
HEART ATTACK
Body was recovered
Religion - RUSSIAN ORTHODOX
Panel 01W - Line 5






SLAUGHTER, FREDDIE L. JR.
A1C - Air Force - Regular
20 year old Single, Negro, Male
Born on Jul 14, 1952
From JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI
93d SPS, Saigon, RVN
His tour of duty began on Mar 17, 1972
Casualty was on Jul 30, 1972
in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
DROWNED, SUFFOCATED
Body was recovered
Religion - BAPTIST
Panel 01W - Line 61






STEPP, CHARLES HAROLD
A1C - Air Force - Regular
18 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Feb 12, 1954
From POPLAR BLUFF, MISSOURI
His tour of duty began on Jan 01, 1972
Casualty was on Sep 05, 1972
in QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL SELF-DESTRUCTION
Body was recovered
Religion - BAPTIST
Panel 01W - Line 70

 

 

 


BIRKET, SCOTT LEE
A1C - Air Force - Regular
21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Nov 22, 1950
From LA MIRADA, CALIFORNIA
6498th SPS, Đà Nàng
Casualty was on Sep 30, 1972
in QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
SUICIDE
Body was recovered
Religion - LUTHERAN & MISSOURI SYNOD
Panel 01W - Line 76

 

 


MCNEILL, MICHAEL SIDNEY
A1C - Air Force - Regular
23 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on Oct 18, 1949
From OKMULGEE, OKLAHOMA
Casualty was on Dec 05, 1972
in QUANG NAM, SOUTH VIETNAM
6498th SPS, Đà Nàng
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL SELF-DESTRUCTION
Body was recovered
Religion - ROMAN CATHOLIC
Panel 01W - Line 93






DEWOLF, DALE LEE
SGT - Air Force - Regular
20 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on 06/07/52
From NEBRASKA CITY, NEBRASKA
377th SPS, Tan Son Nhut
His tour of duty began on 03/29/72
Casualty was on 02/05/73
in GIA DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
Non Hostile, died of illness/injury
GROUND CASUALTY - VEHICLE CRASH
Body was recovered
Religion - PROTESTANT
Panel 01W - Line 115

Circumstances (Non Hostile): Killed when his jeep rolled over on him.

 




MCKNIGHT, CLARENCE A1C
A1C - Air Force
23 year old Male
Born on July 10, 1949
From Kingsport, TN
Casualty was on June 12, 1973
in THAILAND
56th SPS, NKP Thailand
NKP Thailand RTAFB
Non Hostile, GROUND CASUALTY
ACCIDENTAL SELF-DESTRUCTION
(Gunshot wound in chest)
Body was recovered

Home of Record: Kingsport, TN
[Memorial Name Engraving Pending]





CARR, RODNEY G. SSgt

804th SPS 10MAR73
Non Hostile:

Vehicle Crash Memorial Name Engraving Pending






DAVIS, JOHN B.
CMSgt - Air Force
Casualty was on June 14, 1973
in THAILAND
56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Non Hostile: Heart Attack
Body was recovered
[Memorial Name Engraving Pending]








CORDON, HUBERT C. A1C

Korat, 388th SPS
30JUN73 Non Hostile

Circumstances Non-Hostile: Accidental Self-Destruction (Gunshot):
Airman was an entry controller at a munitions
marshalling area adjacent to the Korat flight line; died from a self-inflicted gunshot during chow relief, witnessed by several other SP personnel.





BLAKENEY, MELVIN JASON. Sgt

56th SPS, NKP Thailand
07JUL73 Non Hostile:
Illness/Disease

Memorial Name Engraving Pending

 




BLACK, JIMMY P.
SGT - Air Force
20 year old Male
Born on Aug 24, 1954
From DAPHNE, ALABAMA
56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on May 13, 1975
Non Hostile, Helicopter Crash
SS Mayaguez Rescue Operation
(Cambodia),
Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 124






COLLUMS, BOBBY G.
SGT - Air Force
22 year old Male
Born on Sep 24, 1952
From HELENA, ARKANSAS
56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on May 13, 1975
Non Hostile, Helicopter Crash
SS Mayaguez Rescue Operation
(Cambodia),
Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 125








COYLE, GERALD A.
SSgt - Air Force
31 year old Male
Born on May 14, 1943
From
BENTLEYVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA
56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on May 13, 1975
Non Hostile, Helicopter Crash
SS Mayaguez Rescue Operation
(Cambodia),
Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 125



DWYER, THOMAS D.
SGT - Air Force
21 year old Male
Born on Jun 17, 1953
From MIDDLEBURY, CONNECTICUT
56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on May 13, 1975
Non Hostile, Helicopter Crash
SS Mayaguez Rescue Operation
(Cambodia),
Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 125





FORD, BOB WAYNE
SGT - Air Force
21 year old Male
Born on Feb 19, 1954
From SEMINOLE, TEXAS
56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on May 13, 1975
Non Hostile, Helicopter Crash
SS Mayaguez Rescue Operation
(Cambodia),
Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 126

I have a better understanding of how things are now, but I don't agree with the "Washington D.C. bean counters" [not issuing Purple Hearts to Mayaguez SPs], but that's not unusual. Sgt Bob Wayne Ford was a good friend of mine. We were stationed together at Kingslely Field, OR, from 72-75. He left for Thailand in early 75 and I was attending Camp Bullis enroute to Korea when we first learned of his (and the others who were killed) death in the helicopter crash.
You have a great web site and I'm glad to see that all Security Police who served in Vietnam are honored and remembered with integrity. Thanks! Steve Davidson (
lachdavid1@aol.com)

 

 


FRITZ, GERALD W.
SGT - Air Force
21 year old Male
Born on May 6, 1954
From JUNCTION, TEXAS

56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on May 13, 1975
Non Hostile, Helicopter Crash

SS Mayaguez Rescue Operation
(Cambodia),
Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 125





GLENN, JACKIE D.
TSgt - Air Force
36 year old Male
Born on May 10, 1939
From SEYMOUR, MISSOURI
56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on May 13, 1975
Non Hostile, Helicopter Crash
SS Mayaguez Rescue Operation
(Cambodia),
Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 126





HAMLIN, DARRELL L.
SGT - Air Force
19 year old Male
Born on Oct 20, 1955
From IOWA CITY, IOWA
56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on May 13, 1975
Non Hostile, Helicopter Crash
SS Mayaguez Rescue Operation
(Cambodia),
Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 126





HIGGS, DAVID A.
SGT - Air Force
20 year old Male
Born on May 05, 1955
From SPOKANE, WASHINGTON
56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on May 13, 1975
Non Hostile, Helicopter Crash
SS Mayaguez Rescue Operation
(Cambodia),
Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 126





ILAOA, FALEAGAFULU
SSgt - Air Force
27 year old Male
Born on April 06, 1948
From SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on May 13, 1975
Non Hostile, Helicopter Crash
SS Mayaguez Rescue Operation
(Cambodia),
Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 127

LANE, MICHAEL D.
SGT - Air Force
25 year old Male
Born on Jan 04, 1950
From JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA

56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on May 13, 1975
Non Hostile, Helicopter Crash

SS Mayaguez Rescue Operation
(Cambodia),
Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 127





LONDON, DENNIS W.
SGT - Air Force
25 year old Male
Born on Aug 21, 1949
From SPARKS, NEVADA

56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on May 13, 1975
Non Hostile, Helicopter Crash
SS Mayaguez Rescue Operation
(Cambodia),
Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 127






MATHIAS, ROBERT P.
SGT - Air Force
21 year old Male
Born on Oct 13, 1953
From GRANADA HILLS, CALIFORNIA

56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on May 13, 1975
Non Hostile, Helicopter Crash
SS Mayaguez Rescue Operation
(Cambodia),
Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 127






MCKELVEY, WILLIAM R.
SGT - Air Force
23 year old Male
Born on Jan 30, 1952
From PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on May 13, 1975
Non Hostile, Helicopter Crash
SS Mayaguez Rescue Operation
(Cambodia),
Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 128






MORAN, EDGAR C. II
AIRMAN - Air Force
19 year old Male
Born on Feb 16, 1956
From PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on May 13, 1975
Non Hostile, Helicopter Crash
SS Mayaguez Rescue Operation
(Cambodia),
Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 128





NEALIS, TOMMY R.
SGT - Air Force
22 year old Male
Born on Apr 23, 1953
From MT STERLING, KENTUCKY

56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on May 13, 1975
Non Hostile, Helicopter Crash
SS Mayaguez Rescue Operation
(Cambodia),
Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 128

Tommy Ray Nealis, member of the 56 SPS (NKP)
died in chopper crash 13 May 75.

He had less than a month left in country.
We were stationed together at Ubon and arrived
at NKP together. We were both Kentucky boys.
He liked to play cards.
Charles E. Hayes, MSgt USAF, (retired)



ROSS, ROBERT W.
SGT - Air Force
20 year old Male
Born on Jul 09, 1954
From CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA
56th SPS, NKP Thailand
Casualty was on May 13, 1975
NON-HOSTILE, Helicopter Crash
SS Mayaguez Rescue Operation
(Cambodia),
Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 129

 

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