10/23/67 Fallen Brothers RVN
IP: 24.59.94.247

10/23/67 Lieutenant Joseph John Rhodes Youngstown, OH, Phu Bai NMCB 121
10/23/67 SWC Gordon J. Dibble, Los Angeles, CA - Phu Bai NMCB 121
10/23/67 BUR3 Jon R. Morvay, Ocean City, NJ - Phu Bai NMCB 121

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10/23/67 Lieutenant Joseph John Rhodes Youngstown, OH, Phu Bai NMCB 121

Joseph John Rhodes

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Youngstown, OH
Date of birth: 03/28/1939
MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: O3
Rank: Lieutenant
ID No: 671169
MOS: 5105: Staff Corps - Civil Engineering (Reserve)
Length Service: 04
Unit: D CO, NMCB-121, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV
CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: ------
Incident Date: 10/23/1967
Casualty Date: 10/23/1967
Age at Loss: 28
Location: Phu Bai, Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Other explosive device

www.VirtualWall.org/dr/RhodesJJ02a.htm
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https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/43125/JOSEPH-J-RHODES/

http://www.seabee-rvn.com/GoneBut-Not-Forgotten/Lt-Joseph-Rhodes/14337027_ZhWRZH#1061384801_kRQzS

Joseph is buried at:
Calvary Cemetery
248 South Belle Vista Ave
Youngstown, Mahoning County, OH. 44509
Plot: Section 33, Lot 108, Grave 1
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Rhodes+&GSiman=1&GScid=40156&GRid=90031149&

DCR Report:
…On 23 October three men from MCB-121, Lt. Joseph J. Rhodes, SWC Gordon J. Dibble, and BUR3 Jon R. Morvay, were killed when the vehicle in which they were riding hit a land mine two miles south of Phu Bai.

GROUND CASUALTY
On October 23, 1967, a jeep carrying three Seabees from D Company, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 121 (NMCB-121), hit a land mine approximately two miles south of Phu Bai Combat Base in Thua Thien Province, RVN. Driver SWC Gordon J. Dibble and passenger BUR3 Jon R. Morvay suffered fatal blast and shrapnel injuries in the explosion. LT Joseph J. Rhodes was critically injured and evacuated to A Medical Battalion, Third Marine Division at Phu Bai Combat Base where he later expired. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]

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10/23/67 SWC Gordon J. Dibble, Los Angeles, CA - Phu Bai NMCB 121

Gordon John Dibble
Chief Steelworker

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Los Angeles, CA
Date of birth: 01/27/1928
MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E7
Rank: Chief Steelworker
ID No: 7157079
MOS: 0000: Not Recorded
Length Service: 22
Unit: D CO, NMCB-121, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV
CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: ------
Incident Date: 10/23/1967
Casualty Date: 10/23/1967
Age at Loss: 39
Location: Phu Bai, Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Other explosive device

www.VirtualWall.org/dd/DibbleGJ01a.htm
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https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/13194/GORDON-J-DIBBLE/

http://www.seabee-rvn.com/GoneBut-Not-Forgotten/Gordon-Dibble23Oct67NMCB-121/14337086_xbHr4m#1061388145_D67GG

Gordon is buried at:
Southern Memorial Cemetery
2076 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, Harrison County, MS.
Grave Location: Sec. G, Lot 321, Space 3
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Dibble&GSiman=1&GScid=62912&GRid=52501731&

DCR Report:
…On 23 October three men from MCB-121, Lt. Joseph J. Rhodes, SWC Gordon J. Dibble, and BUR3 Jon R. Morvay, were killed when the vehicle in which they were riding hit a land mine two miles south of Phu Bai.

GROUND CASUALTY
On October 23, 1967, a jeep carrying three Seabees from D Company, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 121 (NMCB-121), hit a land mine approximately two miles south of Phu Bai Combat Base in Thua Thien Province, RVN. Driver SWC Gordon J. Dibble and passenger BUR3 Jon R. Morvay suffered fatal blast and shrapnel injuries in the explosion. LT Joseph J. Rhodes was critically injured and evacuated to A Medical Battalion, Third Marine Division at Phu Bai Combat Base where he later expired. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]

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10/23/67 BUR3 Jon R. Morvay, Ocean City, NJ - Phu Bai NMCB 121

Jon Richard Morvay

PERSONAL DATA
Home of Record: Ocean City, NJ
Date of birth: 03/17/1947
MILITARY DATA
Service: United States Navy
Grade at loss: E4
Rank: Builder 3rd Class
ID No: B411374
MOS: BUR: Builder (Concrete)
Length Service: 01
Unit: D CO, NMCB-121, 3RD NC BDE, USNAVFORV
CASUALTY DATA
Start Tour: 08/15/1967
Incident Date: 10/23/1967
Casualty Date: 10/23/1967
Age at Loss: 20
Location: Phu Bai, Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam
Remains: Body recovered
Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Other explosive device

www.VirtualWall.org/dm/MorvayJR01a.htm
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https://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/35389/JON-R-MORVAY/

http://www.seabee-rvn.com/GoneBut-Not-Forgotten/Jon-Morvay23Oct67NMCB-121/14337127_9L9czd#1061390964_hEnyS

Jon is buried at:
Harleigh Cemetery
1640 Haddon Ave.
Camden, Camden County, NJ. 08103
Plot: Mausoleum Chapel of the Oaks
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26032142

DCR Report:
…On 23 October three men from MCB-121, Lt. Joseph J. Rhodes, SWC Gordon J. Dibble, and BUR3 Jon R. Morvay, were killed when the vehicle in which they were riding hit a land mine two miles south of Phu Bai.

GROUND CASUALTY
On October 23, 1967, a jeep carrying three Seabees from D Company, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 121 (NMCB-121), hit a land mine approximately two miles south of Phu Bai Combat Base in Thua Thien Province, RVN. Driver SWC Gordon J. Dibble and passenger BUR3 Jon R. Morvay suffered fatal blast and shrapnel injuries in the explosion. LT Joseph J. Rhodes was critically injured and evacuated to A Medical Battalion, Third Marine Division at Phu Bai Combat Base where he later expired. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]



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