5/20/68 Fallen Brothers RVN
IP: 24.59.220.28

5/20/68 EON3 Ronald E. Harrison, Carlsbad, NM - An Lo Bridge NMCB 4
5/20/68 CMACN Martin G. Blakely, San Francisco, CA - An Lo Bridge NMCB

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5/20/68 EON3 Ronald E. Harrison, Carlsbad, NM - An Lo Bridge NMCB 4

Ronald Edward Harrison

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Carlsbad, NM
Date of birth: 10/30/1946

MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Equipment Operator 3rd Class
ID No: B783243
MOS: EON: Equipment Operator (Construction Equipment)
Length Service: 01
Unit: A CO, NMCB-4, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: ------
Incident Date: 05/20/1968
Casualty Date: 05/20/1968
Age at Loss: 21
Location: An Lo Bridge, Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died of other causes
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Vehicle loss or crash

www.VirtualWall.org/dh/HarrisonRE02a.htm
ON THE WALL Panel 64E Line 005

https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/21697/RONALD-E-HARRISON/

http://www.seabee-rvn.com/GoneBut-Not-Forgotten/Ron-Harrison52068NMCB-4/12974507_NwjGBV#!i=1147738765&k=NXK96wG

Ron is buried at:
Sunset Gardens Memorial Park
1406 E. Wood Ave
Carlsbad, Eddy County, NM. 88220
Plot: K- 13- 8
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=+Harrison&GSiman=1&GScid=1260631&GRid=67966577&

DCR Report:
CMCN M.G. Blakely and EO3 R.E. Harrison were killed when their 5 ton tractor trailer fell from the An Lo Bridge. The truck was loaded with construction materials enroute to camp Evens from the Bridge 5 ramp near Hue.

A Note from The Virtual Wall
On 20 May 1968 two men from A Co, 4th Naval Construction Battalion, were killed in a vehicle accident - EON3 Ronald E. Harrison of Carlsbad, New Mexico, and CN Martin G. Blakely.

CMACN Martin G. Blakely and EON3 Ronald E. Harrison were Navy Seabees serving with A Company, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 (NMCB-4), 3rd Naval Construction Brigade, U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam. On May 20, 1968, Harrison was driving and Blakely riding “shotgun” in a tractor truck pulling a trailer carrying material supplies that had just been unloaded from Navy LCUs coming in from the coast on the Perfume River. As they pulled the load over the old French-built An Lo Bridge, the weight of the right rear duals (tires) broke the wooden outboard stringers of the bridge causing the tractor and trailer to be pulled backwards over the side of the bridge. The rig plunged 22 feet, landing upside down in the So Bo River. Both Seabees were killed in the incident. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and the book “U.S. Navy Seabees-The Vietnam Years-1968”]

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5/20/68 CMACN Martin G. Blakely, San Francisco, CA - An Lo Bridge NMCB 4

Martin George Blakely

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: San Francisco, California
Date of birth: Wednesday, 07/11/1945

MILITARY DATA
Service: Navy (Regular)
Grade at loss: E3
Rank: Constructionman
ID No: B840834
MOS: CMA Construction Mechanic (Automotive)
LenSvc: Less than one year
Unit: A CO, NMCB-4, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV

CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: Not recorded
Cas Date: Monday, 05/20/1968
Age at Loss: 22
Remains: Body recovered
Location: An Lo Bridge, Binh Dinh, South Vietnam
Type: Non-hostile, died of other causes
Reason: Vehicle loss or crash - Ground casualty

http://www.virtualwall.org/db/BlakelyMG01a.htm
ON THE WALL Panel 64E Line 003

https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/4279/MARTIN-G-BLAKELY/

http://www.seabee-rvn.com/GoneBut-Not-Forgotten/Martin-Blakely20May68MCB-4/21489888_5FRRGH#!i=1713012015&k=FLM4Dzf

Martin is buried at:
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
1370 El Camino Real
Colma, San Mateo County, CA. 94014
Plot: Maple Garden East, Grave 524, Map Location: http://www.webcemeteries.com/Gmap.asp?Plot_Id=5442117&dead_Id=4103540

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Blakely&GSiman=1&GScid=7927&GRid=87568625&

DCR Report:
CMCN M.G. Blakely and EO3 R.E. Harrison were killed when there 5 ton tractor trailer fell from the An Lo Bridge. The truck was loaded with construction materials enroute to camp Evens from the Bridge 5 ramp near Hue.

A Note from The Virtual Wall
On 20 May 1968 two men from A Co, 4th Naval Construction Battalion, were killed in a vehicle accident - EON3 Ronald E. Harrison of Carlsbad, New Mexico, and CN Martin G. Blakely.

CMACN Martin G. Blakely and EON3 Ronald E. Harrison were Navy Seabees serving with A Company, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 (NMCB-4), 3rd Naval Construction Brigade, U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam. On May 20, 1968, Harrison was driving and Blakely riding “shotgun” in a tractor truck pulling a trailer carrying material supplies that had just been unloaded from Navy LCUs coming in from the coast on the Perfume River. As they pulled the load over the old French-built An Lo Bridge, the weight of the right rear duals (tires) broke the wooden outboard stringers of the bridge causing the tractor and trailer to be pulled backwards over the side of the bridge. The rig plunged 22 feet, landing upside down in the So Bo River. Both Seabees were killed in the incident. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and the book “U.S. Navy Seabees-The Vietnam Years-1968”]



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