Beck, Terry Lee, AME3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
AME-0000-Aviation Structrual Mechanic Safety Equipment
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Structural Mechanic, Safety Equipment
Primary Unit
1968-1969, AME-0000, VF-143 Pukin' Dogs
Service Years
1966 - 1969
AME-Aviation Structural Mechanic, Safety Equipment

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sheila Rae Myers, HM3 to remember Beck, Terry Lee, AME3.

If you knew or served with this Sailor and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
Casualty Info
Home Town
Linesville, PA
Last Address
Linesville, PA

Casualty Date
Oct 02, 1969
Non Hostile- Body Not Recovered
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Tonkin Gulf
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Phillip Catholic Cemetery - Linesville, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
W17 - Line 24

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Efficiency Excellence Award

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On October 2, 1969, a C2A "Greyhound" cargo aircraft from Reserve Cargo Squadron 50 departed Cubi Point Naval Air Station, Republic of the Philippines on a shuttle flight to various aircraft carriers in the Gulf of Tonkin in Vietnam, including the USS Constellation, the USS Walker, the USS Hammer, and the USS Long Beach.

The aircraft was inbound to the Constellation and made communication at about 0600 hours, reporting that operations were normal. When communications were established with the Carrier Air Control, control was passed to the Marshall controller (Approach Control). The carrier's radar continued tracking the aircraft until approximately 0655, at which time radar contact was lost at about 10 nautical miles from the Constellation.

Helicopter search and rescue efforts were immediately initiated from the ship. A few pieces of the aircraft were recovered, and analysis of this debris indicated that the aircraft was in a relatively high speed nose down, right wing impact with the water or had a possible right wing failure before impact. There was no sign of survivors, nor were any bodies recovered.

The five crewmen and twenty passengers on board the C2 which went down on October 2, 1969 were all declared "Killed/body not recovered". There is very little hope they will ever be found. They are listed with honor among the missing because no remains were ever located to repetriate to their homeland.

Service number: 6746030   

I "adopted" Terry as my POW/MIA several years ago. When I found this site, I wanted to post his profile as a way to let people know about him so he won't be forgotten.

The information contained in this profile were provided by AME Beck's DD-214, letters recevived from the government and family, as well as various web sites.

 Tributes from Members  
Dear Terry posted by Myers, Sheila Rae (TWS Memorial Team), HM3 90 
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
VR-8NAS MemphisVF-121 PacemakersVF-143 Pukin' Dogs
  1966-1967, AME-0000, VR-8
  1967-1967, AME-0000, NAS Memphis
  1967-1968, AME-0000, VF-121 Pacemakers
  1968-1969, AME-0000, VF-143 Pukin' Dogs
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1969 Vietnam War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Service Record
  Oct 02, 1969, Vietnam War Casualities 1956-1998
  Oct 02, 1969, Dept of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File
  Oct 04, 1969, 2 Area Men Die in Crash1
  Oct 07, 1969, Obituary
  Oct 07, 1969, Veterans Burial Card1
  Oct 08, 1969, 2 Pennsylvania Sailors Killed in Air Crash1
  Oct 14, 1969, Four From Pa Lost Lives in VN1
  Feb 12, 2004, Declared dead
  Jul 11, 2005, From Colette M
  Jul 28, 2017, About the C2A
  Jul 28, 2017, Vietnam Veterans Memorial2
  Jul 29, 2017, General Photos
  Aug 17, 2017, Vietnam War Memorials1
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryVietnam Veterans Memorial
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
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