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690901   HMH-361     Vietnam

Incident Date 690901 HMH-361 CH-53A 153282 Crash

[CREW]
Anderson, Kent Stuart 1stLt Co-Pilot HMH-361 MAG-16 690901 (vvm 18W:018)
Escobedo Jr., Julian LCpl Crew HMH-361 MAG-16 690901 (vvm 18W:020)
Hutcheson, George Dewey Sgt Crew HMH-361 MAG-16 690901 (vvm 18W:020)
Marsh, Robert Allen LCpl Crew HMH-361 MAG-16 690901 (vvm 18W:020)
Wright, Donald Woodson Capt Pilot HMH-361 MAG-16 690901 (vvm 18W:022)


ANDERSON KENT STUART : 569540513 : USMCR : 1stLT : O2 : 7564 H-53: 24 : NEWPORT BEACH : CA : 19690901 : Air Loss Crash Land : Copilot : body recovered : Thua Thien (Hue) :04 : 19440915 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 18W : 018

ESCOBEDO JULIAN JR : 459824585 : USMC : LCPL : E3 : 6321 : 20 : SAN ANTONIO : TX : 19690901 : Air Loss Crash Land : Crew : body NOT recovered : Thua Thien (Hue) : 02 : 19490418 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/single : 18W : 020

HUTCHESON GEORGE DEWEY : 264529659 : USMC : SGT : E5 : 6212 : 27 : PENSACOLA : FL : 19690901 : Air Loss Crash Land : Crew : body recovered : Thua Thien (Hue) :06 : 19411212 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/single : 18W : 020

MARSH ROBERT ALLEN : 088386813 : USMC : LCPL : E3 : 6381 : 20 : BINGHAMTON : NY : 19690901 : Air Loss Crash Land : Crew : body recovered : Thua Thien (Hue) :01 : 19490520 : Cauc : Protestant/married : 18W : 020

WRIGHT DONALD WOODSON : 239569260 : USMC : CAPT : O3 : 7564 H-53: 30 : BLACK MOUNTAIN : NC : 19690901 : Air Loss Crash Land : AircraftCommander : body recovered : Thua Thien (Hue) :08 : 19390617 : Cauc : Protestant/married : 18W : 022


HMH-361 Command Chronology - September 1969:
Sept 1969 - During this period an aircraft crashed killing five (5) persons on board. No survivors. Aircraft side number was YN-26, Bureau Number 153282, cause of crash unknown. Tactical aircraft recovery impossible because of the conditions of the wreckage, treacherous terrain and enemy situation. The bodies were recovered by the US Army

HMH-361 Command Chronology - September 1969:
SIGNIFICANT EVENTS:
1 Sep 1969 - Aircraft YN-26, Bureau Number 153282 did not return from Quang Tri.

3 Sep 1969 - Remains of YN-26 found and confirmed. All persons aboard confirmed dead. Crew was CAPT W D WRIGHT, 1/LT K S ANDERSON, SGT G D HUTCHESON, LCPL R A MARSH AND LCPL J ESCOBEDO.

LOSS COORDINATES:
LOSS COORDINATES: 162225 North 1071137 East

1stLt Kent S. Anderson:

http://www.popasmoke.com/visions/image.php?source=3451

Submitted by MGySgt George Curtis, Popasmoke Admin

LCpl Julian Escobedo Jr.:

http://www.northfork.net/vietnam/in_memory.htm#Escobedo
Submitted by MGySgt George Curtis, Popasmoke Admin

Capt Donald Woodson Wright:

http://www.northfork.net/vietnam/in_memory.htm#Wright


Submitted by MGySgt George Curtis, Popasmoke Admin


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