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



710330   HMM-262     Vietnam

Incident Date 710330 HMM-262 CH-46D 154802+ Hostile Fire

[PASSENGERS]
Young, Michael Alan Cpl Passenger HMM-262 MAG-16 710330 (vvm 04W:095)


YOUNG MICHAEL ALAN : 333424132 : USMC : CPL : E4 : 6132 : 21 : HUNTLEY : IL : 19710330 : hostile, died, hit by RPG during medevac : Passenger : body recovered : Thua Thien (Hue) : 01 : 19491229 : Cauc : Protestant/single : 04W : 095


Comment on Incident:

He died on a med-evac mission near Hai Van Pass on March 30, 1971 in Thua Thien Province. On landing in the zone a command detonated mine tore the aircraft in half. Young was killed; the rest of the crew was injured. The crew was evacuated from the zone with support from UH-1 gun-ships, Cobras, OV-10s and A-4s.

Personal Narrative:
He was an E-4 in our squadron HMM-262, and was killed I believe on the above given date. His name in listed on "The Wall. I believe they were hit with a RPG [rocket propelled grenade] during a medevac, but not sure about that. Thanks for checking this out.
Submitted by Charlie Winters, squadron mate

Cpl Michael Alan Young:

http://www.hmm-262vietnam.org/Wall/young.htm



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