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 Mario Charles Crugnola, Jr

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Mario Charles Crugnola, Jr

  • Birth 22 Jan 1945 Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 29 Jul 1967 Vietnam
  • Burial Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 60621132

United States Navy
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)


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 60621132
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mario Charles Crugnola, Jr (22 Jan 1945–29 Jul 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60621132, citing Saint John's Cemetery, Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by JoyColeღ (contributor 47310942) .