Mashburn, Tschann Scott, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 101st Aviation Group
Service Years
1967 - 1970

Transportation Corps


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
May 05, 1970
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11W 104

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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1970, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator Badge (Basic)

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
158th Aviation Battalion 101st Aviation Group
  1969-1969, 1981, 158th Aviation Battalion
  1969-1970, 101st Aviation Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
In 1967, as an enlisted soldier, he was stationed with Company A, 1st Battalion, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He was married here in November 1967.

He attended Flight class: 68-524/68-44

Captain Tschann Mashburn and WO1 Stephen Finke were aboard their AH-1G (#67-15634) on a close fire support mission when their aircraft intense encountered enemy fire causing the aircraft to explode in the air and again upon impact with the ground.

He left a wife at his passing.


His father, William A Mashburn, served with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) beginning in 1963.  He had assignments that included Vietnam, the Philippines, Zaire and Peru. This would explain Capt. Mashburn living in Vietnam during his high school years. He passed away in 1987.
Forever a brother Posted for: TSCHANN SCOTT MASHBURN: It's amazing that after almost 28 years someone can still be talked about so frequently. I am so proud to tell my kids about my older brother who helped us all be safe. Only 22 when you left this earth - so young. I am always so proud of you. Posted by: youngest sister Email: Relationship: He is my brother Saturday, March 15, 2008

My Big Brother Posted for: TSCHANN SCOTT MASHBURN: Captain Tschann S. Mashburn was my loving big brother. I remember hanging onto his leg, never wanting him to leave, I remember how it seemed to take 20 years after he died to find any peace.

A veteran went to North Viet Nam in 2000 and bought Tschann's lighter from a street vendor, two messages have been left on the web in the last few months about Tschann. Something must be up, I hope and pray he is at peace and just trying to get in touch. Tschann I love you, Joan. Posted by: Joan Mashburn Email: Relationship: He is my brother Wednesday, June 5, 2002

My dear friend Tschann Posted for: TSCHANN SCOTT MASHBURN: Tschann and I were friends in high school in Saigon, Vietnam in the 60's. He and his family lived around the corner from us and we rode the same bus. I loved Tschann as a friend, and am still in shock when I realize he is gone. After many years, I heard of a Vietnam vet who had bought his lighter in Vietnam, so I started to search for his sister Joan and connected with her here in Virginia. An incredible story! I still remember her as Tschann's little sister in Saigon. You are not forgotten Tschann and your memory lives on in your family and all those who loved you. Posted by: mari Friday, October 25, 2002

Wakefield High School - Class of 1966
Posted for: TSCHANN SCOTT MASHBURN: To our friend, neighbor and classmate, Tschann - For all of us and for our children, you made the ultimate sacrifice serving your country proudly and protecting our freedom. You died as you lived your life, bravely, with integrity and with your heart on your sleeve. May you now rest gently in God's loving arms. Posted by: Victoria Paulson Email:

Relationship: Friend and Neighbor Tuesday, August 31, 2004 John Gifford Brother Warrior 6109 11th Ave South Minneapolis, MN 55417 USA In the streets of Hanoi. Tschann - While walking down a street in Hanoi this month (August 2000) I stopped to look at some old Zippo lighters in a stall. It was there that I found your lighter. I talked to your childhood friend, Maria, and between the pair of us, we're trying to find a relative of yours to give the lighter to. Rest well, brother warrior. John Gifford Thursday, August 17, 2000
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