Vallone, Richard Joseph, AE3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
AE-0000-Aviation Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1967-1967, AE-0000, USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
Service Years
1967 - 1967
AE-Aviation Electrician's Mate

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Somerville
Last Address
Somerville

Casualty Date
Jul 29, 1967
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Other Accident
Location
Not Specified
Conflict
In The Line of Duty
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Duty Stations
VF-11 Sun DownersCOMNAVAIRLANT/Commander Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17)USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
  1967-1967, VF-11 Sun Downers
  1967-1967, COMNAVAIRLANT/Commander Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17)
  1967-1967, AE-0000, USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)/USS Forrestal (CVA-59) Fire
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
USS FORRESTAL arrived on Yankee Station in the Gulf of Tonkin on 25 July 1967 and immediately began combat operations. The first four days were routine; the fifth day, 29 July, was not.

At 10:52 AM a 5-inch Zuni rocket accidentally fired across the crowded flight deck, impacting an armed A-4 Skyhawk. The resulting explosions and fires raged for 13 hours and more, killing 135 crewmen with hundreds more injured.


Some of Fighter Squadron 11's berthing spaces were located immediately below the area of the flight deck first involved, and many off-duty men from VF-11 died in those compartments. The squadron lost a total of 48 men, including Petty Officer Richard Vallone.


   
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