Ardeneaux, Gary James, AT3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
AT-0000-Aviation Electronics Technician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Electronics Technician
Primary Unit
1966-1967, Fighter Squadron ELEVEN (VF-11) Red Rippers
Service Years
1965 - 1967
AT-Aviation Electronics Technician

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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Marrero, LA
Last Address
Marrero, LA

Casualty Date
Jul 29, 1967
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Other Cause
Location
Tonkin Gulf
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery - Westwego, Louisiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24E 013

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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)/USS Forrestal (CVA-59) Fire
Start Year
1967
End Year
1967

Description
In July 1967, a fire broke out on board the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal. An electrical anomaly had caused the discharge of a Zuni rocket on the flight deck, triggering a chain-reaction of explosions that killed 134 sailors and injured 161. At the time, Forrestal was engaged in combat operations in the Gulf of Tonkin, during the Vietnam War. The ship survived, but with damage exceeding US$72 million (equivalent to $517 million today), not including the damage to aircraft.[2][3] Future United States Senator John McCain and future four-star admiral and US Pacific Fleet Commander Ronald J. Zlatoper were among the survivors.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1967
To Year
1967
 
Last Updated:
Nov 17, 2008
   
Personal Memories

Memories
On 29 July 1967, during preparation for another strike, a Zuni rocket misfired, knocking off an external tank on another aircraft. Fuel from the leaking tank caught fire creating a massive conflagration that burned for hours, killing 134, injuring 161, destroying 21 aircraft and costing the Navy $72 million.[3]

   
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  156 Also There at This Battle:
  • Andreas, William, MCPO, (1960-1985)
  • Bullens, Jesse, PO3, (1964-1975)
  • Buscher, Terry, PO3, (1964-1968)
  • Daniels, Stephen, SCPO, (1965-1993)
  • Fraley, Richard, CPO, (1952-1971)
  • Friedman, Paul, PO3, (1966-1967)
  • Hamilton, John, CPO, (1940-1970)
  • Hiland, David, CDR, (1966-1992)
  • Hugo, Donald Neale, WO, (1951-1967)
  • Lopez, Jaime, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Lund, Carl, CPO, (1966-1988)
  • Markel, Wilbert, PO3, (1964-1968)
  • MAURO, RICHARD, PO2
  • McCain III, John, CAPT, (1958-1981)
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