|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1947|
|Death: ||Jul. 29, 1967, Vietnam|
19 years, 8 months, 2 days
Petty Officer Third Class
VF-74, CVW-17, USS FORRESTAL, TF 77, 7TH FLEET
United States Navy
USS FORRESTAL arrived on Yankee Station in the Gulf of Tonkin on 25 July 1967 and immediately began combat operations. The first four days were routine; the fifth day, 29 July, was not.
At 10:52 AM a 5-inch Zuni rocket accidentally fired across the crowded flight deck, impacting an armed A-4 Skyhawk. The resulting explosions and fires raged for 13 hours and more, killing 135 crewmen with hundreds more injured.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 46, Site 556-558
Maintained by: Mary Lou McCormick
Originally Created by: Robert
Record added: Jan 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17641187