1/17/69 Fallen Brothers RVN
IP: 24.59.220.28

1/17/69 CE3 Michael F. Nolan Jr. Schyylerville, NY., DET NHA BE, NAVSUPACT SAIGON, USNAVFORV
1/17/69 EO2 Earl L. Leighton, Omaha, NE. NHA BE, NAVSUPACT SAIGON, USNAVFORV

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1/17/69 CE3 Michael F. Nolan Jr. Schyylerville, NY., DET NHA BE, NAVSUPACT SAIGON, USNAVFORV

Michael Francis Nolan, Jr.

PERSONAL DATA:
Home of Record Schuylerville, NY
Date of birth: 06/22/1948

MILITARY DATA:
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E4
Rank/Rate: Petty Officer Third Class
ID No: B130255
MOS/RATING: CE3
Length Service: 01
Unit: DET NHA BE, NAVSUPACT SAIGON, USNAVFORV
CASUALTY DATA:
Start Tour: 03/28/1968
Incident Date: 01/17/1969
Casualty Date: 01/17/1969
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Bien Hoa Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty (or inland waterway)
Casualty Detail: Other explosive device
http://www.virtualwall.org/dn/NolanMF01a.htm
ON THE WALL: Panel W34 Line 28

http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/38044/MICHAEL-F-NOLAN-JR

http://www.seabee-rvn.com/GoneBut-Not-Forgotten/Michael-Nolan17Jan69NSA-Saigon/15498088_RwBWTR#!i=1160686694&k=r8bRTnK

Michael is buried at:
Beverly National Cemetery
916 Bridgeboro Road
Beverly, Burlington County, NJ. 08010
Plot: Section E Site 2064
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=nolan&GSiman=1&GScid=99893&GRid=2523846&

On January 17, 1969, U.S. Navy personnel were involved in an engagement with enemy forces in two sampans four miles south of Nha Be. Seven enemy combatants were killed in the battle. An object being towed by one of the sampans was recovered and determined to be an enemy mine. Navy EOD personnel requested and received permission to bring the device to the U.S. Navy installation at Nha Be for disarming. The mine was towed to the base and brought ashore for disarming. At approximately 11:45 PM, while attempting to disassemble the device, an explosion occurred. Four Navy personnel were killed in the blast, and another 17 were wounded, five seriously. The lost sailors included EO2 Earl L. Leighton, LT Bruce S. McFadyen, TM1 Richard R. Melady, and CE3 Michael F. Nolan Jr. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and U.S. Naval Forces Vietnam Monthly Historical Summary, January 1969]

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1/17/69 EO2 Earl L. Leighton Omaha, NE. NHA BE, NAVSUPACT SAIGON, USNAVFORV

Earl La Roy Leighton

PERSONAL DATA:
Home of Record Omaha, NE
Date of birth: 10/22/1937
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MILITARY DATA:
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E5
Rank/Rate: Petty Officer Second Class
ID No: B608294
MOS/RATING: EO2
Length Service: 12
Unit: DET NHA BE, NAVSUPACT SAIGON, USNAVFORV
CASUALTY DATA:
Start Tour: 10/20/1968
Incident Date: 01/17/1969
Casualty Date: 01/17/1969
Age at Loss: 31
Location: Bien Hoa Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died while missing
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty (or inland waterway)
Casualty Detail:
Other explosive device

http://www.virtualwall.org/dl/LeightonEL01a.htm
ON THE WALL: Panel W34 Line 26

http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/30317/EARL-L-LEIGHTON

http://www.seabee-rvn.com/GoneBut-Not-Forgotten/Earl-Leighton14Jan68NSA-Saigon/16567132_73KC2B#!i=1247828735&k=23JBMfL

Earl is buried at:
Cedar Lawn Cemetery
22 Pearl St.
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, IA. 51503
Plot: Crestlawn 264-1
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=leighton&GSiman=1&GScid=94432&GRid=117794483&

On January 17, 1969, U.S. Navy personnel were involved in an engagement with enemy forces in two sampans four miles south of Nha Be. Seven enemy combatants were killed in the battle. An object being towed by one of the sampans was recovered and determined to be an enemy mine. Navy EOD personnel requested and received permission to bring the device to the U.S. Navy installation at Nha Be for disarming. The mine was towed to the base and brought ashore for disarming. At approximately 11:45 PM, while attempting to disassemble the device, an explosion occurred. Four Navy personnel were killed in the blast, and another 17 were wounded, five seriously. The lost sailors included EO2 Earl L. Leighton, LT Bruce S. McFadyen, TM1 Richard R. Melady, and CE3 Michael F. Nolan Jr. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and U.S. Naval Forces Vietnam Monthly Historical Summary, January 1969]



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