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Mario Charles Crugnola, Jr
Birth: Jan. 22, 1945
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1967, Vietnam

United States Navy
E5
Aviation Structural Mechanic 2nd Class (Safety Equipment)
ID# 7722825

Mario arrived in VietNam on an unknown date. He passed away listed as "casualty at sea" on July 29, 1967 in the Gulf of Tonkin, North Vietnam.

He was only 22 years old.

In July 1967, Forrestal departed Norfolk for duty in waters off Vietnam. In the Gulf of Tonkin on 29 July, Forrestal had been launching aircraft from her flight deck. For four days, the planes of Attack Carrier Air Wing 17 flew about 150 missions against targets in North Vietnam from the ship. On 29 July 1967, during preparation for another strike, a Zuni rocket misfired, knocking off an external tank on another aircraft. Fuel from the leaking tank caught fire, creating a serious conflagration that burned for hours, killing 134, injuring 161, destroying 21 aircraft and costing the Navy US$72 million. (Wikipedia)

URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dc/CrugnolaMC01a.htm

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Burial:
Saint Johns Cemetery
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 25, 2010
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Forty Seven years… Thinking about you today Mario… Hope you know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten...
- Mary Lou McCormick
 Added: Jul. 29, 2014
We can enjoy this Memorial Day Mario because of your ultimate sacrifice…May we always Honor and Remember you, Thank you so much for your service.
- Mary Lou McCormick
 Added: May. 26, 2014
Forty Six years…Thinking about you today…Hope you know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten…
- Mary Lou McCormick
 Added: Jul. 29, 2013
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