Buckley, Victor Patrick, LT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 131X, USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19)
Service Years
1965 - 1969

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Falls Church
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Dec 16, 1969
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Tonkin Gulf
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
15W 061 / section: MK Grave: 67 (Cenotaph)

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 Duty Stations
VFP-63USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19)
  1968-1969, 131X, VFP-63
  1969-1969, 131X, USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1960-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1962-1966, United States Naval Academy1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Lt. Victor P. Buckley was the pilot of an RF8A on a combat mission in North Vietnam on December 16, 1969. His aircraft was hit by enemy fire, and he evidently headed out to sea for easier rescue, as the site where his aircraft is recorded to have crashed is about 75 miles offshore east of the city of Quang Khe in the Gulf of Tonkin. It was felt that there was little or no hope that he survived, and Buckley was declared Killed/Body Not Recovered. 
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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, 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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