Angelley, Gerald Dwain, HMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
HM-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1968-1969, HM-8404, HMM-263, MAG-16
Service Years
1948 - 1969
HM-Hospital Corpsman
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Los Angeles, CA
Last Address
Los Angeles, CA

Casualty Date
Apr 19, 1969
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
26W 006 / SECTION P SITE 1583

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
HMM-263, MAG-16
  1968-1969, HM-8404, HMM-263, MAG-16
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
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  Namesake~ Barracks in San Diego
  Oct 27, 1948, Service entry date and information
  Feb 01, 2016, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Chief Angelley was the LCPO of the MWSG-1 Dispensary (Danang).  He volunteered to fly as a medevac corpsman on weekends with Marine Air Group -16 (also Danang).  On Saturday he was assigned to a CH-46 assigned to HMM-263.

Six men of HMM-263 died when their CH-46 (BuNo 154835) crashed after taking extensive hostile file:
MAJ Bernard Reinhold Terhorst, pilot
CAPT Robert Dotson Huie, Jr, copilot
HMC Gerald Dwain Angelley, USN Corpsman
CPL Gaylen Ray Gallion
LCPL Arthur Franklin Henderson
LCPL Theodore S Rolstad
The crew was attempting a penetration MEDEVAC when the aircraft came under heavy fire, taking multiple hits which damaged both hydraulic systems. One system bled out immediately, while the other gradually bled down over a brief period. The crew attempted to get to suitable runway, with the aircraft becoming less and less controllable as the #2 hydraulics bled away. Major Terhorst was going to try to roll it on at the Thuong Duc Special Forces camp dirt runway, but a CARIBOU aircraft was sitting in the middle of the runway. Attempts to raise the camp or the CARIBOU by radio were unsuccessful before the crew lost control of the CH-46D. The aircraft rolled inverted, crashed, and burned. There were no survivors.
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