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WE WILL NEVER FORGET. https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/ WE WILL NEVER FORGET. Sgt Gordon Harry Blexrude High school photo https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=127773363 127773363 Sgt. Gordon Harry Blexrude. (1965) Sgt. Gordon Harry Blexrude. KIA. 23 Aug. 1965, BuNo.149802 The Hercules was flying U.S. marines back to Vietnam after a rest and relaxation leave in Hong Kong. The airplane was bound for Saigon and Da Nang Air Base. Shortly after lifting off the runway, the airplane veered left, struck a sea wall and crashed into the water about 40 feet off an industrial suburb on Hong Kong Island. Crew: Fatalities:2 / Occupants: 6 Passengers: Fatalities:57 / Occupants: 65 Total: Fatalities: 59 / Occupants: 71 Vietnam Wall Panel coords 08E 039 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118712096 118712096 Cpl. Jerry Lawson Gerry. (1965) Cpl. Jerry Lawson Gerry, Radio Operator, KIA. 23 Aug. 1965 BuNo 149802 The Hercules was flying U.S. marines back to Vietnam after a rest and relaxation leave in Hong Kong. The airplane was bound for Saigon and Da Nang Air Base. Shortly after lifting off the runway, the airplane veered left, struck a sea wall and crashed into the water about 40 feet off an industrial suburb on Hong Kong Island. Crew: Fatalities:2 / Occupants: 6 Passengers: Fatalities:57 / Occupants: 65 Total: Fatalities: 59 / Occupants: 71 Vietnam Wall Panel coords 02E 108 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118712095 118712095 1stLt. Albert Michael Prevost. (1966) 1stLt. Albert Michael Prevost,, 1stLt. KIA. 01 Feb. 1966. Pilot VMGR152, BuNo 149809 On February 1, 1966, a U.S. Marine Hercules tanker was operating in the Gulf of Tonkin near the coast of North Vietnam, about 10 miles north of the island of Hon Co. During a refueling operation, the tanker was hit by ground fire and crashed into the ocean. All crew on board the aircraft were considered to have died in the crash of the plane. Vietnam Wall Panel Panel 04E Line 130 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=127537520 127537520 MAJ. RICHARD A. ALM. (1966) He was the Co-Pilot for aircraft 809 that was shot down over the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam. On February 1, 1966, a U.S. Marine Hercules tanker was operating in the Gulf of Tonkin near the coast of North Vietnam, about 10 miles north of the island of Hon Co. During a refueling operation, the tanker was hit by ground fire and crashed into the ocean. All crew on board the aircraft were considered to have died in the crash of the plane. Vietnam Wall Panel coords 04E 127 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108492249 108492249 MAJ. RICHARD A. ALM. (1966) He was the Co-Pilot for aircraft 809 that was shot down over the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam. On February 1, 1966, a U.S. Marine Hercules tanker was operating in the Gulf of Tonkin near the coast of North Vietnam, about 10 miles north of the island of Hon Co. During a refueling operation, the tanker was hit by ground fire and crashed into the ocean. All crew on board the aircraft were considered to have died in the crash of the plane. Date of crash: 1 FEB 1966 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108492243 108492243 GySgt. Galen Francis Humphrey, (1966) GySgt. Galen Francis Humphrey. Navigator, KIA 01 Feb. 1966 On 01 Feb 1966, a KC-130F HERCULES of VMGR-152 departed DaNang Air Base to provide airborne refueling support for tactical aircraft scheduled to conduct operations in the vicinity of Haiphong, North Vietnam. Throughout the mission the aircraft was under radar observation by the DaNang Air Operations Center. The strike missions were cancelled due to target area weather conditions and the KC-130 was cleared to return to base. At 1845 hours the aircraft neared Hon Co Island ("Tiger Island") north-northeast of the NVN/SVN border area. Although Hon Co Island was thought to be uninhabited, one report indicates that the KC-130 crew sighted signs of activity on the island and advised DaNang that they were going to take a closer look. At 1849 the KC-130 failed to respond to DaNang's radio call and shortly afterwards it disappeared from radar. Search and rescue efforts were mounted immediately but no trace of the aircraft or crew was found. The six Marines aboard were classed as Missing in Action. A Marine Board of Inquiry reviewed the KC-130 loss and concluded that all evidence indicated the aircraft was lost at sea with all hands due to enemy action. The status of the aircrewmen was changed from Missing in Action to Killed in Action/Body not Recovered on the basis of the Board's findings. Vietnam Wall Panel coords 04E 129 GySgt. Humphrey was the Navigator of aircraft 149809 when it was shot down over the Gulf of Tonkin near Tiger Island, Vietnam Feb 1st 1966. A Korea and Vietnam veteran, Galen was described as a loving husband and father who was suppose to be on his last tour overseas. https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108701570 108701570 SSGT. Peter G. Vlahakos, (1966) He was the Flight Engineer for aircraft 809 that was shot down over the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam. On February 1, 1966, a U.S. Marine Hercules tanker was operating in the Gulf of Tonkin near the coast of North Vietnam, about 10 miles north of the island of Hon Co. During a refueling operation, the tanker was hit by ground fire and crashed into the ocean. All crew on board the aircraft were considered to have died in the crash of the plane. Vietnam Wall Panel 04E 131 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108504368 108504368 SSgt. Donald Leroy Coates. (1966) SSgt. Donald Leroy Coates, Raidio Operator, KIA. 01 Feb. 1966, BuNo149809 On 01 Feb 1966, a KC-130F HERCULES of VMGR-152 departed DaNang Air Base to provide airborne refueling support for tactical aircraft scheduled to conduct operations in the vicinity of Haiphong, North Vietnam. Throughout the mission the aircraft was under radar observation by the DaNang Air Operations Center. The strike missions were cancelled due to target area weather conditions and the KC-130 was cleared to return to base. At 1845 hours the aircraft neared Hon Co Island ("Tiger Island") north-northeast of the NVN/SVN border area. Although Hon Co Island was thought to be uninhabited, one report indicates that the KC-130 crew sighted signs of activity on the island and advised DaNang that they were going to take a closer look. At 1849 the KC-130 failed to respond to DaNang's radio call and shortly afterwards it disappeared from radar. Search and rescue efforts were mounted immediately but no trace of the aircraft or crew was found. The six Marines aboard were classed as Missing in Action. A Marine Board of Inquiry reviewed the KC-130 loss and concluded that all evidence indicated the aircraft was lost at sea with all hands due to enemy action. The status of the aircrewmen was changed from Missing in Action to Killed in Action/Body not Recovered on the basis of the Board's findings. Vietnam Wall Panel coords 04E 12 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118710936 118710936 S/Sgt Russell B. Luker. (1966) S/Sgt Russell B. Luker, 1st mechanic. KIA. 01 Feb. 1966 BuNo149809 On 01 Feb 1966, a KC-130F HERCULES of VMGR-152 departed DaNang Air Base to provide airborne refueling support for tactical aircraft scheduled to conduct operations in the vicinity of Haiphong, North Vietnam. Throughout the mission the aircraft was under radar observation by the DaNang Air Operations Center. The strike missions were cancelled due to target area weather conditions and the KC-130 was cleared to return to base. At 1845 hours the aircraft neared Hon Co Island ("Tiger Island") north-northeast of the NVN/SVN border area. Although Hon Co Island was thought to be uninhabited, one report indicates that the KC-130 crew sighted signs of activity on the island and advised DaNang that they were going to take a closer look. At 1849 the KC-130 failed to respond to DaNang's radio call and shortly afterwards it disappeared from radar. Search and rescue efforts were mounted immediately but no trace of the aircraft or crew was found. The six Marines aboard were classed as Missing in Action. A Marine Board of Inquiry reviewed the KC-130 loss and concluded that all evidence indicated the aircraft was lost at sea with all hands due to enemy action. The status of the aircrewmen was changed from Missing in Action to Killed in Action/Body not Recovered on the basis of the Board's findings. Vietnam Wall Panel coords 04E 128 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118710935 118710935 MSGT. JOHN D ADAMO JR. (1968) John D Adamo, Jr. was born on April 11, 1925. His home of record is North Arlington, NJ. John graduated from North Arlington High School in 1943, but his sister accepted his diploma for him as he enlisted in the service. He liked football, bowling and playing the drums. John enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943, and attained the rank of Master Sergeant (MSGT). D Adamo initially served 16 months in the South Pacific with the 1st Marine Air Wing. At the end of WW II, John joined the Marine Reserve. In 1949, he returned to active duty. John saw action in the Korean Conflict in 1953, and aided in the evacuation of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base during the 1962 Cuban crisis. John married Florence Persis while he was stationed in Oahu, Hawaii. They had four children. D Adamo was listed as missing in action February 10, 1968, but after five days his status was changed to killed in action. He died in aerial flight while serving aboard a Marine aerial refueling transport of Squadron 152 of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing during operations against the enemy. While delivering a load of JP-4 fuel bladders to the besieged Marine base at Khe Sahn, his aircraft was hit by intense North Vietnamese machine gun fire. Despite the fire, fumes and smoke which rapidly spread through the aircraft, MSGT D Adamo remained in the cockpit and assisted the pilot, enabling the aircraft commander to safely land the transport and allowing several of the crew members to escape before the aircraft burst into flames. D Adamo is buried in Hawaii. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. His wife never remarried as she said, She had the best husband and he could never be replaced. His love for his children prompted his forming a blood bank to save two brothers with Coole's Anemia. John had planned on retiring in 1968, after 25 years of Marine life so he could spend more time with his family. No one could have been more proud to be a Marine than John. He died being, and doing, what he loved. https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108492250 108492250 MSGT. JOHN D ADAMO JR. (1968) John D Adamo, Jr. was born on April 11, 1925. His home of record is North Arlington, NJ. John graduated from North Arlington High School in 1943, but his sister accepted his diploma for him as he enlisted in the service. He liked football, bowling and playing the drums. John enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943, and attained the rank of Master Sergeant (MSGT). D Adamo initially served 16 months in the South Pacific with the 1st Marine Air Wing. At the end of WW II, John joined the Marine Reserve. In 1949, he returned to active duty. John saw action in the Korean Conflict in 1953, and aided in the evacuation of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base during the 1962 Cuban crisis. John married Florence Persis while he was stationed in Oahu, Hawaii. They had four children. D Adamo was listed as missing in action February 10, 1968, but after five days his status was changed to killed in action. He died in aerial flight while serving aboard a Marine aerial refueling transport of Squadron 152 of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing during operations against the enemy. While delivering a load of JP-4 fuel bladders to the besieged Marine base at Khe Sahn, his aircraft was hit by intense North Vietnamese machine gun fire. Despite the fire, fumes and smoke which rapidly spread through the aircraft, MSGT D Adamo remained in the cockpit and assisted the pilot, enabling the aircraft commander to safely land the transport and allowing several of the crew members to escape before the aircraft burst into flames. D Adamo is buried in Hawaii. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. His wife never remarried as she said, She had the best husband and he could never be replaced. His love for his children prompted his forming a blood bank to save two brothers with Coole's Anemia. John had planned on retiring in 1968, after 25 years of Marine life so he could spend more time with his family. No one could have been more proud to be a Marine than John. He died being, and doing, what he loved. https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108492244 108492244 CPL. JERRY W. FERREN, (1968) Jerry W. Ferren PLT 294 MCRD San Diego https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108597947 108597947 L/CPL. Jerry W. Ferren., (1968) L/Cpl Jerry Ferren was a crew member on VMGR-152 aircraft #QD 149813 that was destroyed by enemy fire while landing at Khe Sanh, South Vietnam. The crew was delivering much needed supplies to the Marines beseiged there L/Cpl Ferren died at Brooks Army General Hospital, Ft Sam Houston, TX and is buried in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary, St Louis, MO. # Full Name: Ferren, Jerry Wayne # Rank: Lance Corporal # Grade: E3 # 6056 KC130 Hyd. Mech. # Hometown: St Louis # Home State: MO # Race: Caucasian # Religion: Protestant - # Marital Status: Married # Gender: Male # Date Of Birth: 01 Nov 1948 # Tour Start Date: Sept. 1967 # Casualty Date: 10 Feb. 1968 # Death Date: 01 Mar 1968 # Age: 19 # Casualty Type: Hostile, Died of Wounds # Died Of: Air Loss, Crash - Land # Ground Air Sea: Fixed Wing - Crew # Body Recovery: Recovered # Country: South Vietnam # Province: Quang Tri # Casualty KheSahn # Service: Marine Corps # Enlistment Type: Regular # Years Served: 1 # Major Command: III MAF # Air Wing: 1ST MAW # Squadron: VMGR-152 # Panel: 42E # Line: 15 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108492245 108492245 LCpl David Ralf Devik, (1968) LCpl David Ralf Devik, Radio Operator. KIA 10 Feb.1968 BuNo 149813. Vietnam Wall Panel 38E - Line 66 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118711125 118711125 Cpl. James F. Baucom. (1968) Cpl. James F. Baucom. Ordinance, KIA 28 Feb. 1968. Cpl Baucom was killed during a flare mission. While pushing a flare out of the KC-130 Flareship QD149792, the flare's explosive chain ignited prematurely, rocketing the flare back into the aircraft and fatally wounding Cpl Baucom. It is believed that this was Jim's last mission before rotating back to the states. He had already sent a letter to his Mom telling her that this would be his last letter to her before coming home. When the Marine vehicle pulled into her drive and the Marine in Dress Blues stepped out, she thought it was her son arriving home. What a terribly tragic irony. Excerpt from VMGR-152 Command Chronology for February, 1968: 28Feb68. 149792 - Crew: Maj Deornellas and Maj Baldwin. While dropping flares in the vicinity of Da Nang, a flare ignited in the chute, the canister flew out of the chute striking an aerial delivery man on the arm, knocking him down and then struck an Ordnanceman in the face. The aerial delivery man had only a bruise on the upper right forearm. The aircraft returned immediately to Da Nang airfield, the Ordnanceman was DOA. Vietnam Wall Panel coords 41E 058 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108702398 108702398 MAJ. JIMMY D. SELLS. (1969) Native of Gold Hill, NC. Major Jimmy Dwayne Sells was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps, Maj Sells served our country until May 18th, 1969 in Thua Thien, South Vietnam. He was 35 years old and was married. It was reported that Jimmy died when his plane collided with another airplane in mid-air. His body was recovered. Jimmy was born on October 31st, 1933 in Gold Hill, North Carolina. MAJ Sells is on panel 24W, line 049 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 14 years. Maj Sells, Marine Pilot: Major Jimmy D. Sells, United States Marine Corps pilot of a KC-130 tanker, was killed Sunday in a mid-air collision during a refueling operation over the South China sea near Vietnam. A F-48 aircraft ran into the tanker during the operation. The tanker plane was refueling two other Phantom planes when it was hit by the third plane. The two planes involved broke, into fire and plunged into the sea. Eight crewmen were lost. The bodies were not recovered. Memorial services will be held Friday at Norfolk, Va, where Major Sells had his last continental duty. Major Sells was the son of Mr and Mrs Albert H Sells of Rt 2, Gold Hill. He was married to the former Emily B. Milton of Albemarle, and they were the parents of a daughter, Ashley. In addition, he is survived by three brothers, George A. and Roger Sells, of Richfield, Randy B. Sells of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Brunson Salley of Charlotte and Mrs. Thomas Maiden of Albemarle. Major Sells attended Pfeiffer College before enrolling in the naval aviation arm. After completing pilot training, in 1955, he was commissioned a lieutenant in the Marine Corps. After service in many areas he was promoted to the rank of major in 1965 and in November of last year he assumed command of the headquarters squadron, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic. On 18 May 1969 a Marine KC-130 was refueling two F-4B aircraft from VMFA-314 near Phu Bai, just south of the DMZ. As the three aircraft flew in formation, with the Phantoms plugged in and taking fuel, a third F-4B from VMFA-542 on an opposite track collided with the C-130's starboard wing near the #3 engine. The collision destroyed the VMFA-542 F-4, sheared the wing from the C-130, and inflicted damage to the VMFA-314 F-4 which was refueling from the starboard drogue. While one VMFA-314 aircraft was undamaged and recovered at Chu Lai without difficulty, the second VMFA-314 F-4's two crewmen were forced to abandon their aircraft but were rescued. All eight men aboard the C-130 and VMFA-542 F-4 were killed in the accident: VMGR-152, MAG-15 (KC-130F 149814) Major Jimmy D. Sells, Gold Hill, NC, pilot, was one of those killed. For more information: http://www.mcata.com/September%202004.pdf He was the Son of Mr and Mrs Albert H Sells, Route #2, Gold Hill, NC. He served with VMGR-152, Marine Air Group-15, 1st Marine Air Wing, 2rd Marine Amphibious Forces. He was awarded The Distinhuished Flying Cross, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, the Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and The Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters. Burial: Salisbury National Cemetery Salisbury, Rowan County, North, Carolina, USA Plot: Sect E/102 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108492247 108492247 MAJ. JIMMY D. SELLS. (1969) Native of Gold Hill, NC. Major Jimmy Dwayne Sells was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps, Maj Sells served our country until May 18th, 1969 in Thua Thien, South Vietnam. He was 35 years old and was married. It was reported that Jimmy died when his plane collided with another airplane in mid-air. His body was recovered. Jimmy was born on October 31st, 1933 in Gold Hill, North Carolina. MAJ Sells is on panel 24W, line 049 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 14 years. Maj Sells, Marine Pilot: Major Jimmy D. Sells, United States Marine Corps pilot of a KC-130 tanker, was killed Sunday in a mid-air collision during a refueling operation over the South China sea near Vietnam. A F-48 aircraft ran into the tanker during the operation. The tanker plane was refueling two other Phantom planes when it was hit by the third plane. The two planes involved broke, into fire and plunged into the sea. Eight crewmen were lost. The bodies were not recovered. Memorial services will be held Friday at Norfolk, Va, where Major Sells had his last continental duty. Major Sells was the son of Mr and Mrs Albert H Sells of Rt 2, Gold Hill. He was married to the former Emily B. Milton of Albemarle, and they were the parents of a daughter, Ashley. In addition, he is survived by three brothers, George A. and Roger Sells, of Richfield, Randy B. Sells of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Brunson Salley of Charlotte and Mrs. Thomas Maiden of Albemarle. Major Sells attended Pfeiffer College before enrolling in the naval aviation arm. After completing pilot training, in 1955, he was commissioned a lieutenant in the Marine Corps. After service in many areas he was promoted to the rank of major in 1965 and in November of last year he assumed command of the headquarters squadron, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic. On 18 May 1969 a Marine KC-130 was refueling two F-4B aircraft from VMFA-314 near Phu Bai, just south of the DMZ. As the three aircraft flew in formation, with the Phantoms plugged in and taking fuel, a third F-4B from VMFA-542 on an opposite track collided with the C-130's starboard wing near the #3 engine. The collision destroyed the VMFA-542 F-4, sheared the wing from the C-130, and inflicted damage to the VMFA-314 F-4 which was refueling from the starboard drogue. While one VMFA-314 aircraft was undamaged and recovered at Chu Lai without difficulty, the second VMFA-314 F-4's two crewmen were forced to abandon their aircraft but were rescued. All eight men aboard the C-130 and VMFA-542 F-4 were killed in the accident: VMGR-152, MAG-15 (KC-130F 149814) Major Jimmy D. Sells, Gold Hill, NC, pilot, was one of those killed. For more information: http://www.mcata.com/September%202004.pdf He was the Son of Mr and Mrs Albert H Sells, Route #2, Gold Hill, NC. He served with VMGR-152, Marine Air Group-15, 1st Marine Air Wing, 2rd Marine Amphibious Forces. He was awarded The Distinhuished Flying Cross, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, the Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and The Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters. Burial: Salisbury National Cemetery Salisbury, Rowan County, North, Carolina, USA Plot: Sect E/102 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108492246 108492246 MAJ. JOHN C. WILLIAMSON. (1969) Maj Williamson was a crew member of VMGR-152 KC-130F #QD 149814 that collided head-on with an F-4B Phantom, while refueling another F-4B. https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108492248 108492248 MSgt Edmond C. Polenski (1969) KIA. 18 May, 1969 MSgt Edmond C. Polenski was senior flight engineer of VMGR-152 KC-130F #QD 149814 that collided head-on with an F-4B Phantom, while refueling another pair of F-4B. https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118718682 118718682 MSgt. Edmond Polenski MSgt. Edmond C. Polenski, the Flight Engineer of aircraft 149814 that crashed on May 18th 1969. The woman in the photo is his first wife, Sgt. Wilma Jones USMC. (Sheryl Meli Collection) - daughter of MSgt. Polenski https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=134013523 134013523 MGySgt Carrol F. Hersey (1969) KIA. 19 May. 1969 MGySgt Carrol F. Hersey was on a check ride with a KC-130F from VMGR-152, BuNo 149814 The aircraft collided head-on with an F-4B Phantom, while refueling another pair of F-4Bs https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=119674155 119674155 MGySgt Carrol F. Hersey (1969) KIA. 19 May. 1969 MGySgt Carrol F. Hersey was on a check ride with a KC-130F from VMGR-152, BuNo 149814 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=119674156 119674156 Sgt. Robert A. Bonebright (1969) KIA. 19 May. 1969 Sgt Robert A. Bonebright was First Navigator of VMGR-152 KC-130F #QD 149814 that collided head-on with an F-4B Phantom, while refueling another F-4B. Photo; Thanks to Bob's Nephew Brady Cummins https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118718948 118718948 Cpl James A. Cox (1969) Cpl James A. Cox was the RO of VMGR-152 KC-130F #QD 149814 that collided head-on with an F-4B Phantom, while refueling another pair of F-4B https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=118718684 118718684 Cpl. James J.L. Pumphery (1970) Radioman, KIA 01 mar. 1970 Accidental Homicide. Vietnam Wall Panel 13W - Row 072 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108713351 108713351 RAIDER MEMORIAL AT VMGR-352 This was taken before the memorial was respectfully ordered to be taken down by the Commanding Officer. https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108504373 108504373 A PLAQUE FOR OUR LOST RAIDERS This plaque is currently held at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, VA https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108504375 108504375 CAPT. MATTHEW W. BANCROFT. (2002) He was the Plane Commander for aircraft 160021 that crashed in the mountains on January 9th 2002 BANCROFT, MATTHEW WILLIAM CAPT US MARINE CORPS VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 06/29/1994 - 01/09/2002 DATE OF BIRTH: 07/06/1972 DATE OF DEATH: 01/09/2002 DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/12/2002 BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 8015 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108504370 108504370 CAPT. MATTHEW W. BANCROFT.(2002) He was the Plane Commander for aircraft 160021 that crashed in the mountains on January 9th 2002 BANCROFT, MATTHEW WILLIAM CAPT US MARINE CORPS VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 06/29/1994 - 01/09/2002 DATE OF BIRTH: 07/06/1972 DATE OF DEATH: 01/09/2002 DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/12/2002 BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 8015 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108504369 108504369 CAPT. DANIEL G. MCCOLLUM. (2002) He was the Co-Pilot for aircraft 160021 that crashed in the mountains on January 9th 2002 MCCOLLUM, DANIEL GARDNER CAPT US MARINE CORPS VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 05/31/1993 - 01/09/2002 DATE OF BIRTH: 12/06/1973 DATE OF DEATH: 01/09/2002 DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/12/2002 BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 8015 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108504371 108504371 SGT. JEANNETTE L. WINTERS. (2002) She was the Radio Operator for aircraft 160021 that crashed in the mountains near Shamsi airfield, Pakistan on January 9th 2002. WINTERS, JEANNETTE LEE SGT US MARINE CORPS VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 02/18/1997 - 01/09/2002 DATE OF BIRTH: 05/04/1976 DATE OF DEATH: 01/09/2002 DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/12/2002 BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 8015 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108504377 108504377 GYSGT STEPHEN L. BRYSON. (2002) "Peabo" was the Flight Engineer for aircraft 160021 that crashed in the mountains on January 9th 2002 BRYSON, STEPHEN LAMON GYSGT US MARINE CORPS VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 06/18/1984 - 01/09/2002 DATE OF BIRTH: 01/08/1966 DATE OF DEATH: 01/09/2002 DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/12/2002 BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 8015 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108504372 108504372 Peabo (2002) Painted by Layne Brady of heropaintings.com http://www.heropaintings.com/ShowGallery.aspx?Gallery=1&Page=70 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108970504 108970504 LCPL RYAN P. BERTRAND. (2002) He was the Navigator for aircraft 160021 that crashed in the mountains on January 9th 2002 BERTRAND, BRYAN PAHL LCPL US MARINE CORPS VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 10/05/1998 - 01/09/2002 DATE OF BIRTH: 08/12/1978 DATE OF DEATH: 01/09/2002 DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/12/2002 BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 8015 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108504374 108504374 SGT. NATHAN P. HAYS. (2002) He was the Flight Mechanic for aircraft 160021 that crashed in the mountains on January 9th 2002 HAYS, NATHAN PAUL SGT US MARINE CORPS VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 08/30/1999 - 01/09/2002 DATE OF BIRTH: 12/14/1980 DATE OF DEATH: 01/09/2002 DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/12/2002 BURIED AT: SECTION 60 SITE 8015 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108504376 108504376 SSGT. SCOTT N. GERMOSEN. (2002) He was the Loadmaster for aircraft 160021 that crashed in the mountains on January 9th 2002 GERMOSEN, SCOTT N SSGT US MARINE CORPS VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 09/27/1982 - 01/09/2002 DATE OF BIRTH: 12/06/1964 DATE OF DEATH: 01/09/2002 DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/29/2002 BURIED AT: SECTION 64 SITE 6111 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108504379 108504379 SSGT. SCOTT N. GERMOSEN. (2002) He was the Loadmaster for aircraft 160021 that crashed in the mountains on January 9th 2002 GERMOSEN, SCOTT N SSGT US MARINE CORPS VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 09/27/1982 - 01/09/2002 DATE OF BIRTH: 12/06/1964 DATE OF DEATH: 01/09/2002 DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/29/2002 BURIED AT: SECTION 64 SITE 6111 https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108504378 108504378 VMGR-352's Aircraft 21 Crash Site Crew Memorial In Loving Memory... https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110623908 110623908 VMGR-352's Aircraft 21 Crash Site Crew Memorial In Loving Memory... https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110623909 110623909 Arlington Memorial Rest In Peace. https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=110623910 110623910 Capt. Matthew Freeman. (2009) Capt. Matthew Freeman, KIA 07 Aug. 2009 Afghanistan. 7557-Pilot KC-130 Aircraft Commander Matthew was stationed in Okinawa, Japan with VMGR-152 were he flew the KC-130J aircraft. He volunteered for an individual augment position with 4th Marines Embedded Training Team which was deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. It was while serving with this unit that he was killed in action. https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=108699236 108699236 Sgt. Carlo A. Micheletto (1941) Sergeant Carlo A. Micheletto of Marine Utility Squadron (VMJ) 252. During the first Japanese attack on December 7th 1941, Micheletto proceeded at once to VMJ-252's parking area and went to work, helping in the attempts to extinguish the fires that had broken out amongst the squadron's parked utility planes. He continued in those labors until the last strafing attack began. Putting aside his fire-fighting equipment and grabbing a rifle, he took cover behind a small pile of lumber, and heedless of the heavy machine-gunning, continued to fire at the attacking planes until a burst of enemy fire struck him in the head and killed him instantly. https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=117981938 117981938 LtCol Luther A. Lono (1969) LtCol Lono was a former VMGR-152 vietnam pilot who transferred to VMA-242 to fly A6A Intruders. On 29 September 1969, his aircraft was shot down over Laos and both him and his bombardier were listed as MIA until 2000 when a JPAC investigation found remains at a crash site believed to be that of Maj. Lono's. (later posthumously promoted to LtCol. In 2001 the remains of the crash site were confirmed to be that of Maj. Luther A. Lono. https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=123641368 123641368 LtCol Lono and Maj Curran (1969) Gravesite for LtCol. Luther A. Lono and his bombardier Maj. Patrick R. Curran. LtCol. Lono and his bombardier were shot down over Laos pn 29 Sept 1958 in an A6A Intruder and was listed as MIA unti 2000 when a JPAC investigation located the site of the crash. Both LtCol. Lono and Maj. Curran were repatrioted in and positively identified in 2001. LtCol. Lono was a pilot for VMGR-152 in 1966 and his name is listed on the VMGR-152 flight schedule for 31 January 1966. https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=124756475 124756475 1stLt. Jack Glover (1944) On 18-May-1944. An R4D-5, BUNO 39073 went missing on a flight from Bougainville to Guadalcanal. 19 souls were lost. Those from VMJ-152 were: Capt. Richard O. Haralson - Pilot 1stLt. Jack W. Glover - Pilot TSgt. Norman L. Myers - Flight Mechanic Sgt. Daniel L. Bate Jr. - Navigator Pfc. Charles H. Bakewell - Radioman https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=124756474 124756474 Sgt Aron C. Blum Birth: Feb. 25, 1984, USA Death: Dec. 28, 2006 San Diego San Diego County California, USA Sgt. Aron C. Blum of Tucson, Ariz., was a Scout with pack 700, participant with Sahuaro Little League, graduated with Honors from Sahuaro HS in 2002 where he played Baseball, Football, and was a Thespian. Enlisted with United States Marine Corps in 2002 and proudly served his country in Iraq. Even after being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that only a bone marrow transplant might correct, Aron didn't initially want to be shipped back to the United States from Iraq. He was upset he wasn't being sent back to his unit. That was his whole concern. He died of aplastic anemia, the failure of the bone marrow to make new blood cells, a condition that strikes only two in 1 million Americans. He was 22. He was buried in Tucson with full military honors. Marines Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 Marine Aircraft Group 11 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing I Marine Expeditionary Force Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. https://www.marinebattleherk.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=180757685 180757685