KIA INCIDENT: 19681017 HMM-161 Vietnam

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

19681017 HMM-161 Vietnam

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Incident Date 19681017 HMM-161 CH-46D 153995+ - Hostile Fire, Crash

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Sweet, James Newton 1stLT Co-Pilot HMM-161 HMM-161/PROVMAG-39/1stMAW 1968-10-17 (vvm 41W:070)
Powell Jr., Joseph Lewis Capt Pilot HMM-161 HMM-161/PROVMAG-39/1stMAW 1968-10-17 (vvm 41W:058)
Frantz, William David LCpl Gunner HMM-161 HMM-161/PROVMAG-39/1stMAW 1968-10-17 (vvm 41W:069)
Ferrazzano, John Raymond Cpl Gunner HMM-161 HMM-161/PROVMAG-39/1stMAW 1968-10-17 (vvm 41W:069)
Cheek, Robert Michael LCpl Crew Chief HMM-161 HMM-161/PROVMAG-39/1stMAW 1968-10-17 (vvm 41W:068)
Scott, Dayne York HM2 Corpsman-Crew HMM-161 H&MS-39/PROVMAG-39/1stMAW 1968-10-17 (vvm 41W:070)

SWEET JAMES NEWTON : 0102410 : USMC : 1stLT : O2 : 7562 (H-46) : 23 : SOUTH LIMA : NY : 19681017 : hostile, crash, land : Copilot : body recovered : Quang Tri :02 : 19450908 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/single : 41W : 070
POWELL JOSEPH LEWIS JR : 089972 : USMCR : CAPT : O3 : 7562 (H-46) : 25 :ALEXANDRIA : VA : 19681017 : hostile, crash, land : Aircraft Commander : body recovered : Quang Tri : 06 : 19421105 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/married : 41W : 058
FRANTZ WILLIAM DAVID : 2309820 : USMCR : LCPL : E3 : 6242 : 20 : SCHUYLKILL HAVEN : PA : 19681017 : hostile, crash, land : Crew : body recovered : Quang Tri :02 : 19480602 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 41W : 069
FERRAZZANO JOHN RAYMOND : 2170757 : USMCR : CPL : E4 : 7113 : 22 : NEW HYDE PARK : NY : 19681017 : hostile, crash, land : Crew : body recovered : Quang Tri :02 : 19460217 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/single : 41W : 069
CHEEK ROBERT MICHAEL : 2267596 : USMCR : LCPL : E3 : 6320 : 20 : WOLCOTTVILLE : IN : 19681017 : hostile, crash, land : Crew : body recovered : Quang Tri :02 : 19480621 : Cauc : Protestant/married : 41W : 068
SCOTT DAYNE YORK : 4622117 : USNR : HM2 : E5 : HM2 : 35 : HAWTHORNE : CA : 19681017 : hostile, crash, land : Corpsman : body recovered : Quang Tri :16 : 19330928 : Cauc : Protestant/married : 41W : 070

Capt Joseph Lewis Jr., HMM-161

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1stLt James N. Sweet

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LCpl Robert Michael Cheek

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Cpl John Raymond Ferrazano

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LCpl William David Frantz

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Family Narrative

I was in 4th grade when I learned of my brother's death. So many years have passed but it feels like just yesterday. I have been to the Wall and have alway's wondered about the men he served with. I happened across your website dedicated to such individuals. To my surprise, my brother and the men he served with were shown.

They were all so young and I will never understand that war. However, I am proud to be the sister of one of the crew and it is an honor to now have faces to go with the names. I keep their families in my prayers and recognize their sacrifice to our country. Thank you for not forgetting these men and for keeping them alive in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved them.

Submitted by: Paula Frantz Rodriguez, Sister of William D. Frantz, 20080820

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