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LCpl Narciso Bertomen
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Birth: Dec. 6, 1944
Kern County
California, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1965
Kai Tak, Hong Kong

US Marine Corps
Vietnam Veteran

1371 Combat Engineer

Location on The Wall - Panel 03E Line 039

***this came from another FAG member Tony (#47235247)
LCpl Bertoman arrived in Vietnam 9 July 1963,and was assigned to Apha Company,3rd Engineers Battalion,3rd Marine Division.***

When the Marines arrived in Vietnam in force a "rest and recuperation" program was established which permitted assigned Marines and sailors to take a few days' leave in various out-of-country locations - Hong Kong, Bangkok, the Philippines, and so on.

On 25 Aug 1965 a KC-130 (BuNo 149802) belonging to VMGR-152 was scheduled to bring 65 passengers back from Hong Kong. As the aircraft took off from Kai Tak airport it veered off the runway, struck a sea wall, and crashed in Kowloon Bay. Twelve of the 71 men on board survived the crash; 59 did not.

Major Arnold
Dennis D Backen
George A Bell
Narciso Bertomen
Gordon H Blexrude
Harold J Brazen
Joseph Brunelle
Cecil W Burton
Terry A Chase
Joseph A Clancy
Thomas M Crow
Ronald L Davis
Harold V Dayringer
Maarten DeGroot
Carroll E Fankhauser
Joseph A Ford
Jerry L Gerry
James A Gilford
Frank A Given
Barry N Hambleton
Donald D Hansen
Lonnie D Hartsock
Kelly K Heinze
Gerald V Johnson
Richard L Jossendal
Robert J Kuzmanko
Dahl J La Porte
John W Lake
Jack B Leaf
Dennis R Martin
James Massey
Harry C McCartney
Ricardo Mesa
John S Michel
Edward J Monahan
Grat G Myers
David C Ney
James B OKane
Warren W Pfefferle
John T Povey
Ronald L Powell
Felix Rodriquez
John P Roland
Paul E Rudeen
Ronald L Runkel
Jerry J Sanders
Richard Smith
William K Shoup
Otha T Thompson
James J Votava
Roland L Wafford
Richard F Wallace
Donald R Wiest
Richard A Willis

***Sources the above include:
2. Leatherneck Magazine
3. The National Archives
4. Together We Served (
5. The Virtual Wall (
used with permission
6. The Wall (

Plus a variety of volunteers and people interested in preserving the memory of these men and women.

Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: Feb 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65919565
LCpl Narciso Bertomen
Added by: Billy M. Brown
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No forgotten.Semper Fi,
- Tony
 Added: Nov. 21, 2013

- Troll's Bridge
 Added: Apr. 7, 2013
KIA while serving as a Lance Corporal with A CO, 3RD ENG BN, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF, United States Marine Corps from Delano, California. NARCISO BERTOMEN Jr is on the Wall at Panel 3E, Line 39. May his sacrifice not be forgotten.
- Billy M. Brown
 Added: Sep. 14, 2012
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