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Capt Joseph Michael "Joey/Mike" Berkson
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Birth: Apr. 22, 1947
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 2, 1972
Quang Tri, Vietnam

In Loving Memory of ... Capt. Joseph Michael Berkson.
*** Remains Repatriated:07/20/1972(Returned) Identified: 05/22/1973.


You may be gone, no longer living on this earth; but you will live on - in the memories of your family and friends. There will always be a part of you living in me, your brother, sisters and those who knew you and loved you. You will live on because we remember you!


JOSEPH MICHAEL BERKSON - Army - CAPT - O3
Age: 25
Race: Caucasian
Date of Birth Apr 22, 1947
From: CHICAGO, IL
Religion: JEWISH
Marital Status: Married - Joan B. Berkson of Skokie, ILL. and Daughter - Lauren Berkson.
Parents: Father, , died in 1968, and Mother, Roslyn N. Berkson of Chicago, Illinois.

***** Another Father's Day
Not a day goes by that we don't think of you.
Joan Berkson and Lauren Berkson
He is my father

***** Joey Berkson was my cousin. I know he is remembered with love by his mother and sister and his cousins Ernest and Bill; Leland and Joel.
Joel Neuberg
cousin



CAPT - O3 - Army - Regular - MACV Advisors
His tour began on Dec 8, 1971
Casualty was on May 2, 1972
In QUANG TRI, SOUTH VIETNAM
MILITARY DATA
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: O3
Rank: Captain
ID No: 356380505
MOS: G4010: Supply Staff Officer - General Staff
Unit: BDQ (ARVN RANGERS), ADV TEAM 95, 3RD REG ASSIST CMD (TRAC), MACV ADVISORS, MACV

CASUALTY DATA
Casualty Date: 05/02/1972
Age at Loss: 25
Location: Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
Remains: 1972 status: Body Not Recovered. Found later.
Repatriated: 07/20/1972 (Returned to US soil)
Identified: 05/22/1973
Casualty Type: Hostile, died while missing
Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Noncrew
Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land
Hostile, died while missing, HELICOPTER - NONCREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND

Body was recovered
Panel 01W - Line 10


Other Personnel in Incident: Aircrew, F Trp, 4th Cav Rgt:
CWO William C. Jesse, Lawton, OK, pilot
WO John J. Petrilla, Philadelphia, PA, copilot
SP4 Charles V. Morgan, Warsaw, KY, crew chief
SP4 Dale K. Porterfield, Los Angeles, CA, gunner
Passenger: CPT Joseph M. Berkson, Chicago, IL, 3rd Reg Assistance Cmd, MACV


UH-1H (tail number 70-15863) was charged with a mission near Quang Tri City, in an area infested with North Vietnamese Army units.

When the Huey was shot down, it was in the midst of NVA forces and it was not possible to insert ground units to recover the crewmen, who were classed as Missing in Action.

Seven weeks later, on 20 Jul 1972, friendly forces were able to reach the wreckage and recover the remains.

However, it was not until 22 May 1973 that it could be confirmed that all five men aboard 70-15863 had died in the crash.


All five men aboard 70-15863 had died in the crash:

Aircrew, F Trp, 4th Cav Rgt:
CWO William C. Jesse, Lawton, OK, pilot
WO John J. Petrilla, Philadelphia, PA, copilot
SP4 Charles V. Morgan, Warsaw, KY, crew chief
SP4 Dale K. Porterfield, Los Angeles, CA, gunner


Passenger:
CPT Joseph M. Berkson, Chicago, IL, 3rd Reg Assistance Cmd, MACV



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Created by: Eddieb
Record added: Jun 23, 2012
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Capt Joseph Michael Joey/Mike Berkson
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