Adkins, Marvin Jarrell, PR2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
PR-0000-Parachute Rigger
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aircrew Survival Equipmentman
Primary Unit
1965-1967, PR-0000, USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
Service Years
1953 - 1967
PR-Aircrew Survival Equipmentman
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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mallory, WV
Last Address
Mallory, WV

Casualty Date
Jul 29, 1967
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Other Cause
Tonkin Gulf
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Forest Lawn Cemetery - Pecks Mill, West Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24E 013 /

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
VF-51 Screaming EaglesUSS Ticonderoga (CVA-14)Fighter Squadron ELEVEN (VF-11) Red RippersUSS Forrestal (CVA-59)
  1962-1965, PR-0000, VF-51 Screaming Eagles
  1963-1963, PR-0000, USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14)
  1965-1967, Fighter Squadron ELEVEN (VF-11) Red Rippers
  1965-1967, PR-0000, USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)/USS Forrestal (CVA-59) Fire
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Arlington National Cemetery1
  Aug 01, 2016, General Photos5
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The 1967 USS Forrestal fire was a devastating fire and series of chain-reaction explosions on 29 July 1967, that killed 134 sailors and injured 161 on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CVA-59), after an electrical anomaly discharged a Zuni rocket on the flight deck. Forrestal was engaged in combat operations in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War at the time.
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 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
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