|Birth: ||May 1, 1930|
|Death: ||Mar. 26, 1968, Vietnam|
In Memory of…..LTC Frank Eugene Allgood.
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 those who knew you. You will live on because we remember you!
FRANKIE EUGENE ALLGOOD - Marine Corps - LTC - O5
Date of Birth May 1, 1930
From: FT SCOTT, KS
Marital Status: Married - Sister. Niece, Cindy Saulmon, Kansas City,MO.
***** Jerry Calame - Col., Allgood was, lost at sea, in a med-evac chopper, that crashed, in route, from Phu Bai, to Danang. He had been severly wounded, in a rocket attack, that night. He was, the commanding officer, of HMM-363 and had been in country, for some time. He was killed, however, on the night, after we returned, from on-ship duty, off, the coast. He was, a true hero and a fearless pilot, who risk his life, many times to extract, or med-evac the Marines, he loved. My prayers are, with him always.
LTC - O5 - Marine Corps - Reserve
Length of service 16 years
His tour began on Mar 26, 1968
Casualty was on Mar 26, 1968
In OFFSHORE, MILITARY REGION 1, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - NONCREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH AT SEA
Body was not recovered
Panel 46E - Line 26
Other Personnel In Incident: Glenn W. Mowrey; Larry E. Green; Richard Evancho; Ernest C. Kerr (all missing)
REMARKS: PIL/COP RES - ALL SEARCH FAIL - J
On March 26, 1968, a UH34D was serving as a medevac helicopter in South Vietnam. The crew consisted of the pilot and co-pilot, as well as CPL Larry E. Green,
crew chief; and LCPL Ernest C. Kerr Jr., gunner.
They were transported wounded Marines for medical treatment.
LTC Frankie E. Allgood had been wounded in the temple by shrapnel; LCPL Richard Evancho and CPL Glenn W. Mowrey were also injured. These three were being medevaced onboard the UH34D.
The helicopter crossed a stretch of the South China
Sea during adverse weather conditions. The helicopter crashed into the sea about three miles from its destination, Da Nang, South Vietnam.
Search teams were dispatched at once, and the pilot and co-pilot were rescued. Crew members Kerr and Green were not rescued, nor were the other occupants of the helicopter, including the badly wounded Frankie Allgood.
All were presumed drowned and were classified Killed, Body Not Recovered.
Because the medevac was apparently not struck by hostile fire, the incident was deemed non-battle related.
Fort Scott National Cemetery
Plot: Section MA Site 17
Maintained by: Eddieb
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 274467