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James Carl Mentink
Birth: Dec. 15, 1955
Sacramento
Sacramento County
California, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1978
Olongapo, Philippines


LCDR George William Kelly
Lieut Randy A Mikal
Lieut William D Blanton

"AW3 Jim Mentink, had just gotten married prior to departing San Diego with VS-37 on their first S-3A cruise and his first cruise in the navy. Jim was very excited to be in the squadron. He was extremely motivated and wanted to be a good SENSO. He was eager to learn and was always asking questions. He was well liked by all in the squadron as were his crew mates. Their loss was a devastating blow to us all. The USS Constellation was in Subic for an extended port call and Jim's crew was scheduled for an early afternoon low level navigation flight around the local area. They departed Cubi Pt to the west in a climbing turn to the left. Entering the overcast they must have gotten disoriented and impacted the mountain to the north of Subic Bay".
STGCM (Ret.) Dennis Avery
 
 
Inscription:

~~~~~~

JAMES C
MENTINK JR

AW3
US NAVY

DEC 15 1955
NOV 2 1978

~~~~~~
 
Burial:
Golden Gate National Cemetery
San Bruno
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: SECTION N SITE 2228
 
Maintained by: Glenn Lee LaRocque
Originally Created by: Diane Reich
Record added: Feb 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24460134
James Carl Mentink
Added by: Tom Brocher
 
James Carl Mentink
Added by: Diane Reich
 
James Carl Mentink
Added by: Glenn Lee LaRocque
 
 
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Aviation Anti-submarine Warfare Operator Third Class Mentink is included on the Remembrance Rug by symbol #6671. TY&S.
- Rodger Asai
 Added: Oct. 8, 2015
So young
- Glenn Lee LaRocque
 Added: May. 24, 2011
 
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