5/31/68 Fallen Brother RVN IP: 18.104.22.168 Posted on May 31, 2018 at 11:23:04 AM by dh
5/31/68 SWF2 Loren F. Studer, Clarion, IA - Colco Island Tan My NMCB 8
Loren Francis Studer
Home of Record: Clarion, IA
Date of birth: 07/21/1946
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E5
Rank: Steelworker 2nd Class
ID No: B602678
MOS: SWF: Steelworker (Fabricator)
Length Service: 02
Unit: NMCB-8, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV
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Incident Date: 05/31/1968
Casualty Date: 05/31/1968
Age at Loss: 21
Location: Colco Island, Tan My, Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died of other causes
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Heart attack
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Loren is buried at Saint Johns Cemetery, Wright County, Clarion, IA.
Loren was a good man and a good Seabee. He was building a fuel storage tank when he was accidentally electrocuted.
He was flown by helicopter to a hospital, but died in route.
Do not understand why the military reported it as a heart attack.
Posted by: Mike M
In Memory of
Steelworker (Fabricator) Second Class Loren Francis Studer
Second Class Loren Francis Studer, casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Navy, SWF2 Studer served our country until May 31st, 1968 in NVNevada, South Vietnam. He was 21 years old and was not married. Loren died from a heart attack due to electricution. He was building a fuel storage tank when he was accidentally electrocuted. He was flown by helicopter to a hospital, but died in route. Loren was born on July 21st, 1946 in Clarion, Iowa. He served our country for 2 years.