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Vietnam War Memorial, Aircrew of Combat Talon S-01, Hurtburt Field, FL, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HANSENNI
N 30° 24.802 W 086° 42.059
16R E 528719 N 3364629
Quick Description: Memorial to the Aircrew of Combat Talon (MC-130E) S-01 lost over North Vietnam on 29 December, 1967.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/1/2009 5:35:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM5Q50
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member waypointazoid
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Long Description:
Bronze memorial plaque on cement pedestal dedicated to the Aircrew of Combat Talon (MC-130E) mission S-01 lost over North Vietnam on 29 December, 1967. This memorial is one of 27 memorials scattered throughout the the aircraft display area just inside the main entrance gate of Hurlburt Field.


Lost during combat mission into North Vietnam
- 29 December 1967 -

Lieutenant Colonel Donald E. Fisher - Navigator
Major Charles P. Claxton - Pilot
Captain Edwin N. Osborne, Jr. - Aircraft Commander
Captain Frank C. Parker, III - Electronics Warfare Officer
Captain Gerald G. Van Buren - Pilot
Captain Gordon J. Wenaas - Navigator
Technical Sergeant Jack McCrary - Flight Engineer
Staff Sergeant Gene P. Clapper - Radio Operator
Staff Sergeant Edward J. Darcy - Loadmaster
Staff Sergeant Wayne A. Eckley - Flight Engineer
Sergeant James A. Williams - Loadmaster

They Made The Ultimate Sacrifice
For God and Country
There Is No Higher Calling

Requiescat In Pace brothers - For as long as your names are remembered so too are you. Thank you for serving for us and your country.

For the full story of the loss of this aircraft over North Vietnam see story by By Colonel John Gargus, USAF (Ret.) at (visit link)
Placed by:: Stray Goose International

Date Placed: 07/12/1998

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