9/13/68 Fallen Brother RVN IP: 188.8.131.52 Posted on September 13, 2020 at 12:26:58 PM by dh
9/13/68 LTJG Arthur D. Moscrip, Jr., CEC, Philadelphia, PA – 5105 Danang NMCB 1
Arthur Davis Moscrip, Jr
Home of Record: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date of birth: Saturday, 05/22/1943
Service: Navy (Reserve)
Grade at loss: O2
Rank: Lieutenant (junior grade)
ID No: 704944
MOS: 5105 Staff Corps - Civil Engineering
LenSvc: Between 2 and 3 years
Unit: D CO, NMCB-1, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV
Start Tour: Saturday, 06/15/1968
Cas Date: Friday, 09/13/1968
Age at Loss: 25
Remains: Body recovered
Location: Quang Nam, South Vietnam
Type: Hostile, died of wounds
Reason: Other explosive device - Ground casualty
ON THE WALL Panel 44W Line 051
…Ltjg Arthur D. Moscrip Jr., Philadelphia NMCB-1 died from a road mining accident which occurred the day before with BUC Walter W. McGinn who died at the scene. They were in a convoy on their way to Monkey Mountain where a detachment of Seabees were assigned duty. Their mission was one of re-supply and delivering mail.
A Seabee base camp in Puerto Rico was later named in honor of LT(jg) Moscrip.
Arthur is buried at:
Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Ave.
Arlington County, VA. 22211
Plot: Section 30 Site 1060 L.H
A Note from The Virtual Wall
LTJG Moscrip and Chief Petty Officer Walter W. McGinn of Mattapan, Massachussetts, were in a jeep when it hit a mine on 12 Sep 1968; the incident took place on Highway QL-1 half-way between Marble Mountain and Dien Ban. Chief McGinn was killed in the incident; LTJG Moscrip died the following day.