1/16/69 Fallen Brothers RVN
IP: 24.59.220.28

1/16/69 CM2 James D. Laser, Arlington, AZ. PUBLIC WORKS, NAVSUPACT DANANG, USNAVFORV- C-47
1/16/69 CE2 Robert William O'Neil, Sunnyvale, CA., PUBLIC WORKS, NAVSUPACT DANANG, USNAVFORV

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1/16/69 CM2 James D. Laser, Arlington, AZ. PUBLIC WORKS, NAVSUPACT DANANG, USNAVFORV- C-47

James Dale Laser

PERSONAL DATA:
Home of Record Arlington, AZ
Date of birth: 01/05/1947

MILITARY DATA:
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E5
Rank/Rate: Petty Officer Second Class
ID No: B801840
MOS/RATING: CM2
Length Service: 02
Unit: PUBLIC WORKS, NAVSUPACT DANANG, USNAVFORV
CASUALTY DATA:
Start Tour: 03/15/1968
Incident Date: 01/16/1969
Casualty Date: 01/16/1969
Age at Loss: 22
Location: Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Noncrew
Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land

http://www.virtualwall.org/dl/LaserJD01a.htm
ON THE WALL: Panel W34 Line 25

http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/29761/JAMES-D-LASER

http://www.seabee-rvn.com/GoneBut-Not-Forgotten/James-Laser17Jan69NSA-Da-Nang/21486729_X5KbFN#!i=1712770859&k=dqWSLpB

James is buried at:
Greenwood Memorial Park
2300 West Van Buren St.
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona 85009
Grave Location: Sec. 44, Block 47, Lot 3, Space 5
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=laser&GSiman=1&GScid=57026&GRid=62706896&

Constructionist Mate 2nd Class, U.S. Navy
CM2 Laser was killed in a C-47 crash in the Thua Thien Province of Vietnam in January 16,1969. A native of Shelby, Ohio, James Laser was raised in Buckeye and graduated from Buckeye Union High School in 1965. Laser joined the Navy in 1966. CM2 Laser was a Seabee with Public Works of the NAVSUPACT Da Nang, and was awarded the Purple Heart.
(Source: Arizona Republic, January 30, 1969)

Air America C-47A Hit mountain in bad weather, 15 miles Southeast of Phu Bai 19690116
You can read a little about accident and see photos at: http://archive.ec47.com/43-15949.htm

On January 16, 1969, an Air America Douglas C-47A (#43-15949), an American passenger plane covertly owned and operated by the Central Intelligence Agency, crashed in the Hai Van Pass during poor weather conditions. There were no survivors. The flight was enroute from Quang Tri to Da Nang via Phu Bai carrying an unknown number of unmanifested passengers. The crash occurred at approximately 2:06 PM after the plane hit a mountain fifteen miles southeast of Phu Bai in Thua Thien Province, RVN. Five U.S. military personnel were killed in the crash: CM2 James D. Laser (USN), PFC Christabol T. McClure (USMC), HM2 Raymond C. Minks (USN), CE2 Robert W. O’Neil (USN), and SGT Stephen F. Robar (USMC). [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]

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1/16/69 CE2 Robert William O'Neil, Sunnyvale, CA., PUBLIC WORKS, NAVSUPACT DANANG, USNAVFORV

Robert William O'Neil

PERSONAL DATA:
Home of Record Sunnyvale, CA
Date of birth: 09/07/1944

MILITARY DATA:
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E5
Rank/Rate: Petty Officer Second Class
ID No: 5891850
MOS/RATING: CE2
Length Service: 06
Unit: PUBLIC WORKS, NAVSUPACT DANANG, USNAVFORV
CASUALTY DATA:
Start Tour: 09/02/1968
Incident Date: 01/16/1969
Casualty Date: 01/16/1969
Age at Loss: 24
Location: Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Fixed Wing - Noncrew
Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land

http://www.virtualwall.org/do/OneilRW01a.htm
ON THE WALL: Panel W34 Line 28

https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/38418/ROBERT-W-O|7NEIL/

http://www.seabee-rvn.com/GoneBut-Not-Forgotten/Robert-ONeil16Jan69NSA-Da-Nang/21486870_RHLZM7#!i=1712782757&k=zMBd7dr

Robert is buried at:
Golden Gate National Cemetery
1300 Sneath Lane
San Bruno, San Mateo County, CA. 94066
Plot: X, 4495 B
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=o'neil&GSfn=robert&GSiman=1&GScid=7990&GRid=3616977&

Air America C-47A Hit mountain in bad weather, 15 miles Southeast of Phu Bai 19690116
You can read a little about accident and see photos at: http://archive.ec47.com/43-15949.htm
Air Loss - Fixed Win
On January 16, 1969, an Air America Douglas C-47A (#43-15949), an American passenger plane covertly owned and operated by the Central Intelligence Agency, crashed in the Hai Van Pass during poor weather conditions. There were no survivors. The flight was enroute from Quang Tri to Da Nang via Phu Bai carrying an unknown number of unmanifested passengers. The crash occurred at approximately 2:06 PM after the plane hit a mountain fifteen miles southeast of Phu Bai in Thua Thien Province, RVN. Five U.S. military personnel were killed in the crash: CM2 James D. Laser (USN), PFC Christabol T. McClure (USMC), HM2 Raymond C. Minks (USN), CE2 Robert W. O’Neil (USN), and SGT Stephen F. Robar (USMC). [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]


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