Vedros, Randolph Paul, AD2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Last Primary Designator/NEC
AD-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Machinist's Mate
Primary Unit
1966-1966, AD-8257, VP-1 Screaming Eagles
Service Years
1956 - 1966
AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mountain View
Last Address
Mountain View

Casualty Date
Apr 13, 1966
Hostile, Died
Not Specified
Gia Dinh
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Michaels Cemetery - Stratford, Connecticut
Wall/Plot Coordinates
06E 110

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CTF 72/57VP-1 Screaming Eagles
  1966-1966, AD-8257, CTF 72/57
  1966-1966, AD-8257, VP-1 Screaming Eagles
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  Jun 04, 2012, General Photos2
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In February 1966 Patrol Squadron One (VP-1) deployed to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan. The squadron maintained a seven plane detachment at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in the Republic of Vietnam in support of Operation Market Time.

VP-1 became the first patrol squadron to suffer casualties in the Vietnam conflict when Petty Officer Vedros was killed in the 13 April mortar attack on Tan Son Nhut, just outside Saigon. In addition to damaging or destroying a number of aircraft, the attack killed seven Americans and wounded over a hundred others. The dead, six soldiers and one sailor, were

  • SSG Donald D. Daugherty, San Diego, CA, A Co, 3rd RR Unit
  • SP5 Fred A. Benner, East St Louis, IL, 90th Replacement Bn
  • SGT Ronald G. Soule, Los Gatos, CA, 41st Sig Bn
  • ADR2 Randolph P. Vedros, Mountain View, CA, Patrol Squadron 1, TF 72, 7th Fleet
  • SP4 Jimmy R. Wolfe, Cleveland, TN, 125th Air Traffic Ctrl Co
  • PFC Richard D. Borieo, Phoenix, AZ, 90th Replacement Bn
  • PVT William E. Border, Stonecreek, OH, 542nd Med Company


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