Cameron, Virgil King, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 131X, USS Constellation (CVA-64)
Service Years
1964 - 1966
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Order of the Golden Dragon
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1939
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
McAllen, TX
Last Address
McAllen, TX

Casualty Date
Jul 29, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
09E 085

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 Unofficial Badges 

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryAmerican Battle Monuments Commission
  2018, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, American Battle Monuments Commission

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 Duty Stations
School Assignments - StaffVA-155USS Constellation (CVA-64)
  1964-1964, 110X, Naval Flight Training
  1966-1966, 131X, VA-155
  1966-1966, 131X, USS Constellation (CVA-64)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Schreiner CollegeUnited States Naval Academy
  1958-1960, Schreiner College
  1960-1964, United States Naval Academy2
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Jul 29, 2012, General Photos3
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Final Mission of LTJG Virgil K. Cameron

POSTED ON 2/10/18 - BY WKILLIAN@SMJUHSD.OR
W. Killian's Post copied from VVMF.ORG
LTJG Virgil K. Cameron was U.S. Navy pilot assigned to Attack Squadron 155 (VA-155) aboard the USS Constellation. On July 29, 1966, LTJG Cameron was the wingman in a flight of 2 A-4E jets on an armed reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam. At 9:25 AM, Cameron commenced a divebomb attack against a barge near Phu Dien Chau in Nghe Tinh Province. He made a low-angle dive with an entry altitude of 5000 feet. The flight leader was above Cameron's A-4E when it was hit by antiaircraft fire. The enemy fire was visible by flak puffs and the sound of automatic weapons audible as they fired. A stream of fuel came from Cameron's starboard wing about midway in his dive. The aircraft oscillated slightly and then began to roll left and burst immediately in a fireball. No ejection attempt or parachute was observed, nor was there a radio signal received by the flight leader. The flight leader searched the area thoroughly and saw only a burn spot on the ground where the aircraft impacted. Cameron's remains were not recovered and he was declared Missing in Action. During the time he was missing he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander. In September 1990, Cameron's remains were repatriated and positively identified in August 1999. He was interred at Arlington National Cemetery. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]

Incident Date: 07/29/1966
Declared Dead Date: 06/24/1974
Remains: 1974
status: Body Not Recovered.
Found later. Repatriated: 09/13/1990 (Returned to US soil)
Identified: 08/04/1999
Promoted twice while delclared missing

More information From:
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Houston Chronicle 
 
   
Comments/Citation
Incident Date: 07/29/1966

Declared Dead Date: 06/24/1974

Remains: 1974

status: Body Not Recovered.

Found later. Repatriated: 09/13/1990 (Returned to US soil)

Identified: 08/04/1999

Promoted twice while delclared missing



More information From:

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Houston Chronicle 
   
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