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Capt Thomas Joseph Margle
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Birth: Apr. 17, 1936
New Philadelphia
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1968
Ninh Thuan, Vietnam


Thomas Joseph Margle was born at New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He joined the United States Air Force, and rose to the rank of Captain.

During the Vietnam War, he was assigned to the U.S. Air Force's 14th Air Commando Squadron, 14th Air Commando Wing, 7th Air Force at Phan Rang Air Base, South Vietnam.

On February 14, 1968, U.S. Air Force AC-47D "Spooky" gunship, Serial Number 43-49859, departed Phan Rang Air Base on a close air support mission. The aircraft was shot down just 5 miles south of the air base, killing all eight of the aircrew members on board.

NOTE: Many thanks to Find A Grave member Rob Schultz for providing this extra information on Captain Thomas Margle.

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Thomas Joseph Margle
United States Air Force - Captain - (O-3)- Regular
Age: 31
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: April 17, 1936
From: New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Religion: Roman Catholic
Marital Status: Married

Length of Service: 10 Years
His Tour Began on November 30, 1967

Casualty was on February 15, 1968
In Ninh Thuan, South Vietnam

Hostile, Died while Missing
Fixed-Wing
Crew Air Loss, Crash on Land
Body was recovered

Vietnam Memorial: Panel 39E, Line 50
 
 
Inscription:

B-7

THOMAS J MARGLE
PENNSYLVANIA
CAPTAIN US AIR FORCE
VIETNAM
APRIL 17 1936 FEB 15 1968
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Annex, Site #B-7
 
Created by: Karl Stelly
Record added: Jul 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54358670
Capt Thomas Joseph Margle
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Capt Thomas Joseph Margle
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Capt Thomas Joseph Margle
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