Murray, George Thomas, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
12B10-Combat Engineer
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 64A20, HHC, 25th Engineer Battalion
Service Years
1949 - 1967

Sergeant First Class


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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Stevens Point
Last Address
Stevens Point

Casualty Date
Jun 17, 1967
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
21E 124

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Engineer Shoulder Cord


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1982, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar


 
 Unit Assignments
18th Engineer BrigadeEngineer Units
  1967-1967, 12B10, 18th Engineer Brigade
  1967-1967, 64A20, HHC, 25th Engineer Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
  1951-1952 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1953-1953 Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Date: Saturday 17 June 1967
Type: Lockheed C-130B Hercules
Operator: United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 60-0293
C/n / msn: 3591
First flight: 1960
Engines: Allison T56-A-7
Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers: Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 49
Total: Fatalities: 35 / Occupants: 56
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location: An Khe (   Vietnam)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature: Military
Departure airport: An Khe Air Base, Vietnam
Destination airport: Qui Nhon Airport (UIH/VVQN), Vietnam
Narrative:
When the Hercules transport plane was nearing decision speed on takeoff, the airplane drifted to the left off the side of the runway. The crew brought the plane back onto the runway, but it overshot the runway end, sliding down an embankment. The C-130 burst into flames.
   
Comments/Citation
HHC, 25TH ENG BN, 35TH ENG GROUP, 18TH ENG BDE, USARV ENG CMD, USARV
   
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