KIA INCIDENT: 19680118 VMO-3 Vietnam

Brothers (& Sisters) Killed in Action in USMC Helicopters or while assigned to USMC Helicopter or Tiltrotor Squadrons

19680118 VMO-3 Vietnam

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Incident Date 19680118 VMO-3 UH-1E 153742+ / VT-9 - Hostile Fire, Crash, Water

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Spring, Homer Doyle SSgt Gunner VMO-3 MAG-36 1968-01-18 (vvm 34E:071)
Fair, Ronald SSgt Crew Chief VMO-3 MAG-36 1968-01-18 (vvm 34E:068)

SPRING HOMER DOYLE : 1179697 : USMC : SSGT : E6 : 6319 : 35 : BUDA : TX : 19680118 : Hostile Crash Sea : Crew : body recovered : Offshore - Military Reg 1 : 16 : 19321001 : Cauc : Protestant/married : 34E : 071

FAIR RONALD : 1534671 : USMC : SSGT : E6 : 6319 : 29 : NEW CASTLE : PA : 19680118 : Hostile Crash Sea : Crew : body recovered : Offshore - Military Reg 1 : 12 : 19380126 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/married : 34E : 068

VMO-3 Command Chronology - Jan 1-31, 1968

18 Jan: Twelve armed escort missions were flown in support of the Special forces in classified missions, VT-9 crashed into the water at AT 894969. The crew chief and gunner SSGT FAIR and SSGT SPRING were killed.

Submitted by: Alan H Barbour, Historian, USMC Combat Helicopter Association, 20060901

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