Buckelew, Earnest Jack, QM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
QM-0000-Quartermaster
Last Rating/NEC Group
Quartermaster
Primary Unit
1968-1969, QM-0000, Assault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)
Service Years
1967 - 1969
QM-Quartermaster

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Arlington
Last Address
Arlington

Casualty Date
Feb 27, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
31W 076

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Duty Stations
Advancement Schools and CoursesSERE SchoolNSA Danang, Vietnam/Headquarters, NSA Danang, VietnamAssault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)
  1967-1967, QM-0000, (QM) Quartermaster Class A School
  1967-1967, QM-0000, SERE School
  1967-1969, QM-0000, Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam/Lighterage Section
  1968-1969, QM-0000, NSA Danang, Vietnam/Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam
  1968-1969, QM-0000, Assault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (68)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (68-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 27 February, two enemy 122mm rounds slammed into the NAVSUPPACT, Danag covered storage area causing extensive damage, including wounds sustained by 13 Navy men. More rockets were lobbed at the Danang bridge loading ramp during a rocket barrage on the 27th, destroying LCU-1500 and YFU-78. LCU-1500 received a direct hit by a rocket of unknown size. Ammunition on the LCU was detonated and an explosion occurred with fire spreading to the nearby YFU. Another craft, LCU-1614, sustained minor damage by shrapnel. Total U.S. Navy personel casualties were reported at 24 Navy men killed and 38 wounded.
   
Comments/Citation
http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/acu1/Pages/LCU1500.aspx

Start Tour:            08/04/1968
Incident Date:       02/27/1969
Casualty Date:       02/27/1969
   
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