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



680921   HMM-262     Vietnam

Incident Date 680921 HMM-262 CH-46D 152557+ Hostile Fire, Crash

[CREW]
Berry, William McKinley Cpl Crew Chief HMM-262 PROVMAG-39 680917 (vvm 43W:051)
Feezel, Harold Eugene Cpl Gunner HMM-262 PROVMAG-39 680921 (vvm 43W:054)
Lawson, Stanley Garfield 1stLt Pilot HMM-262 PROVMAG-39 680921 (vvm 43W:053)
Skoniecki Jr., Leonard F Sgt Gunner Other H&MS-39/ PROVMAG 39 680921 (vvm 43W:057)
Templeton, Donald Lee Capt Co-Pilot HMM-262 PROVMAG-39 680921 (vvm 43W:058)

[PASSENGERS]
Page, Michael Ransom PFC Passenger F/2/3 3rdMarDiv 680921 (vvm 43W:057)


BERRY WILLIAM MC KINLEY : 2152232 : USMC : CPL : E4 : 6320 : 21 : MARION : IN : 19680921 : hostile, crash, land : Crew : body recovered : Quang Tri :03 : 19470322 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 43W : 051

FEEZEL HAROLD EUGENE : 2149755 : USMC : CPL : E4 : 6341 : 23 : LOOGOOTEE : IL : 19680921 : hostile, crash, land : Crew : body recovered : Quang Tri :03 : 19441205 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 43W : 054

LAWSON STANLEY GARFIELD : 0101227 : USMCR : 1stLT : O2 : 7562 (H-46) : 25 : SHELBYVILLE : KY : 19680921 : hostile, crash, land : AircraftCommander : body recovered : Quang Tri :02 : 19430311 : Cauc : Protestant/married : 43W : 053

PAGE MICHAEL RANSOM : 2425342 : USMC : PFC : E2 : 0311 : 18 : SACRAMENTO : CA : 19680921 : hostile, crash, land : Passenger : body recovered : Quang Tri :00 : 19500302 : Cauc : single : 43W : 057

SKONIECKI LEONARD F JR : 2121437 : USMC : SGT : E5 : 0441 : 20 : GARDENVILLE : PA : 19680921 : hostile, crash, land : Crew : body recovered : Quang Tri :03 : 19471106 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/single : 43W : 057

TEMPLETON DONALD LEE : 082153 : USMC : CAPT : O3 : 7562 (H-46) : 28 : GALLATIN : TN : 19680921 : hostile, crash, land : Copilot : body recovered : Quang Tri :10 : 19391113 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 43W : 058


Comment on Incident:
Mike Halstead was a good friend; we went through gunship training together in VMO-1 at MCAS New River. I was the FAC with 1/7 at Hill 10 on the day he was shot down flying the Sniffer [personnel detection] mission. A unit from our battalion recovered the remains.

Personal Narrative:
I never knew Uncle Stanley. I only have pictures of him holding me when I was born. He has always been someone I have felt connected to for some reason. I also served in the USMC. I am reminded of him today because of our annual family calender I just received from my Aunt Lyle (Stanley's sister). The calenders memorial of Stanley led me to this website that offered details of that tragic day, I never fully understood. Thank you to the people who update and offer this information.



Submitted by Damon Lawson, Nephew to Stanley G. Lawson


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