|Birth: ||Oct. 13, 1948|
|Death: ||Oct. 26, 1971, Vietnam|
In Memory of … ..... CWO. Leonard Gideon Maquiling.
*** He was interred in National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, Plot: T, 225.
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!
LEONARD GIDEON MAQUILING - Army - CWO - W2
Date of Birth Oct 13, 1948
From: HONOLULU, HI
County of Record:HONOLULU CITY AND COUNTY
Religion: CHURCH OF GOD
Marital Status: Single - Parents: Mr. Pedro E. Maquiling of Honolulu, Hawaii, Born Jan. 6, 1899 and Died Nov. 1980 in Flint, Genesee, Michigan at the age of 81 yrs.. Mother, ?Mary A. Maquiling, Born July 7, 1921 and Died Jan. 30, 2000 in Hilo, hawaii. Has NO children.
***** John Shelton - Same unit
Had lunch with him and Al Trudeau the day of the accident.
CWO - W2 - Army - Reserve
1st AVN BDE
His tour began on Jan 15, 1971
Casualty was on Oct 26, 1971
In KHANH HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM
Service: Army of the United States
Grade at loss: W2
Rank: Chief Warrant Officer
ID No: 576523916
MOS: 100C: Cargo Helicopter Pilot
Unit: 68TH ASHC, 52ND AVN BN, 17TH AVN GROUP, 1ST AVIATION BDE, USARV
Start Tour: 01/15/1971
Casualty Date: 10/26/1971
Age at Loss: 23
Location: Khanh Hoa Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died while missing
Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Pilot
U.S. Army helicopter CH-47B tail number 66-19143
The Army purchased this helicopter 0867
Date: 10/26/1971 MIA-POW file reference number: 1775
Incident number: 711026111ACD
Accident case number: 711026111
Total loss or fatality Accident
Unit: 68 AVN
This was a Accident incident.
The station for this helicopter was Camp Holloway in Over Water
Number killed in accident = 10 . . Injured = 0 . . Passengers = 5
Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash at sea
Non-Hostile, died missing, HELICOPTER - CREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH AT SEA
Body was recovered
Panel 02W - Line 52
Those lost in this incident:
CW2 Leonard G. Maquiling [AC] (recovered)
WO1 Albert R. Trudeau [PI] (BNR)
SP5 Michael Lautzenheiser [FE] (BNR)
SP4 Mickey E. Eveland [CE] (BNR)
PFC Thomas F. Green [G] (BNR)
SGT Edward L. Himes, HHT, 7/17th Cavalry (recovered)
SSG Rufus P. Falkner Jr., HHT, 7/17th Cavalry (recovered)
SSG Sanford I. Finger Army, HQ Area Cmd, Saigon (BNR)
SP5 Robert A. Nickol, HHT, 7/17th Cavalry (BNR)
1SG James C. Skinner, 238th Avn Co (recovered)
CWO2 Leonard Maquiling served with the 68th Assault Support Helicopter Company, 52nd Aviation Battalion, 17th Aviation Group, 1st Aviation Brigade. His tour began on 15 January 1971.
He was the pilot of a CH-47B that was on a resupply mission from Pleiku to Cha Rang Valley and An Son, with additional orders to fly down to Cam Rahn Bay.
He attended Lee College prior to his military service. He attended Flight class: 70-33.
He was killed in an air crash aboard a CH-47B (#66-19143) call sign "WARRIOR 143" when the helicopter ran into a heavy rainshower and disappeared near Nha Trang, crashing into the sea.
Short Summary: Enroute to Cam Ranh Bay observed to fly into a heavy rain shower disappeared. 14 day search turned up several bodies. W/ A.R. Tradeau
Aircraft: CH-47B tail number 66-19143
Call sign: Warrior 143
Pedro E Maquiling (1899 - 1980)
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Plot: T, 225
Maintained by: Eddieb
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3783929