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Birth Date:  March 18, 1933

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Race:  Caucasian

Religion:  Protestant - No Preference

U.S. Citizen:  Yes

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Marital Status:  Married

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Home of Record:  West Springfield, Massachusetts

Service Branch:  Navy                                  

Service Component:  Regular                      

Rank:  Senior Chief Photographer's Mate

Rank Abbrev:  PHCS

Pay Grade:  E8         

MOS:  PHCS             

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Southeast Asia Tour Data:

Date Tour Commenced: January 1, 1968

Major Command:  U.S. 7th Fleet                  

Air/Sea Assignment:

Air Wing:  CVW-16           

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Squadron:  VAP-61 (photographic squadron)

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Task Force:  Task Force 77                     

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Ship:  USS Oriskany CVA-34

Casualty Data:

Casualty Date:  May 24, 1973

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Casualty Age:  40

Casualty Data 1: Hostile, Died While Missing                  

Casualty Data 2:  Air Loss, Crash on Land    

Casualty Data 3:  Fixed Wing - Crew            

Casualty Province:  NZ

Casualty Country:  North Vietnam 

Casualty Coordinates:  YE 298 544 (0174000 North 1071000 East)                

Located In Or Near:  over water

Casualty Vehicle:  RA-3B

Co-casualties:  MIA/BNR: LCDR James R. Dennison; LTJG Terrence H. Hanley

Casualty Vehicle:  RA-3B Skywarrior

Body Recovered:  No 


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West Springfieldís Fallen Casualty Order:  4th 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial:

Panel Number:  33E

Line Number:  13 


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