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Corp Paul J Allen
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Birth: Nov. 12, 1946
Rochester
Olmsted County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1968
Quang Tri, Vietnam

US Marine Corps
Vietnam Veteran

VMO-6, MAG-36, 1ST MAW
6319 Aircraft CNE/Weapon/DECM Systems Tech

Location on The Wall - Panel 49E Line 018

In the early morning hours of 11 April 1968, an H-34 helicopter of HMM-163 launched on a med-evac mission. The H-34 was escorted by two UH-1 gunship helicopters from VMO-6.

After picking up four wounded Marines from near Khe Sanh, the H-34 and its escorts proceeded toward Dong Ha. While enroute, a mid-air collision occurred between the H-34 and the lead UH-1 when the UH-1, which was in trail, came into contact with the H-34. Both aircraft crashed and burned near the abandoned refugee camp at Cam Lo. The casualties included:

Aboard the H-34 (BuNo 145804):
Capt Eugene R Gannon
2nd Lt John Parker Holden II
Cpl John Arleigh Nixon
Cpl Frederick Dunham Graten

Aboard the UH-1E (BuNo 154968):
HM Frank P Addice
Cpl Robert Winslow Belcher
Pfc Dennis R Davidson
Pfc Richard E Erwin
Pfc Charles R Finley

Aboard the UH-1E (BuNo 154968):
Capt Bruce F McMillan
1st Lt Ronald E Riede
Cpl Paul J Allen
LCpl Michael G DeMarco

 
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Rochester
Olmsted County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: Feb 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65706707
Corp Paul J Allen
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Corp Paul J Allen
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