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2009 Balloon Launch
James Austin Benton
Reinaldo Antonia Castro
Charles Richard Connor
Richard Howard Dallas
Blenn Colby Dyer
Peter Charles Forame
Samuel William Osbourne Jr.
Ronald Keith Pennington
Donald Frank Rhodes
William Ernest Ricker
Thomas William Skiles
Missing man table & Honors Ceremony
"TRAVELING WALL"
A Tribute to all Veterans
Say a prayer for our Troops!
My POW Black out award for 2005
My 24 hour Black out
In memory of our loved ones
My letters to the President
Links
POW/MIA regonition day
Informative Sites to check out!
I Want to make a difference!
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BENTON, JAMES AUSTIN
Name: James Austin Benton
Rank/Branch: United States Marine Corps/
E3 Unit: HS BLT 1/3 9 MAB
Date of Birth: 19 February 1945
Home City of Record: DAISY TN
Date of Loss: 27 April 1967
Country of Loss: South Vietnam Over Water Loss
Coordinates: 153319 North 1094715 East Status (in 1973)

:Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered Category: 5
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: UH34D Missions: Refno: 0657
Other Personnel in Incident:
Reinaldo Castro, KIA/BNR;
Richard Dallas. KIA/BNR;
Blenn Dyer, KIA/BNR;
Samuel Osborne, KIA/BNR;
Ronald Pennington, KIA/BNR

James Austin Benton is Honored on Panel 18 E R 100

REMARKS: PASSENGER/DROWNED IN CRASH in South China Sea
Comments on Incident: On take off from aft platform of ship the a/c lost power and crashed into the water.
Troops were aboard the aircraft.
Comments on Incident: Yrs. have passed, but remember this incident clearly. Watched the bird take off, dip' blades, and hit the ship. The bird sank fast.
Navy crew members of ship ran out with M-1 rifles to keep any sharks off survivors if they came. Saw only a few crew members swimming and no grunts. We where loaded down with full gear and ammo for the operation ahead.
Submitted by Michael L. Meeker, Marine Infantry,
1 Bn/3rd Mar, on operation
Refno: 0657
Other Personnel in Incident: Reinaldo Castro, KIA/BNR; Richard Dallas.
KIA/BNR; Blenn Dyer, KIA/BNR; Samuel Osborne, KIA/BNR; Ronald
Pennington, KIA/BNR
REMARKS: PASSENGER/DROWNED IN CRASH in South China Sea
CACCF CRASH/NON-AIRCREW
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action Combat Casualty File. See below for 2003 update.
REMARKS:
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 18:40:15 -0500
From: Jerry Ostapowicz <jostapwicz@comcast.net>
USMC/Vietnmam Helicopter Pilots
Subject: Info on Dallas, Richard Howard, et al
INCIDENT DATE 670427 HMM-263 UH-34D 148071+
[Crew]
Dallas, Richard Howard LCPL Gunner HMM-263 670427
[Passengers]
Benton, James Austin LCPL Pass 670427
Castro, Reinaldo Antonio SGT Pass 670427
Dyer, Blenn Colby LCPL Pass 670427
Osborne Jr, Samuel William PFC Pass 670427
Pennington, Ronald Keith LCPL Pass 670427
BENTON JAMES AUSTIN : 2260604 : USMCR : LCPL : E3 : 1371 : 19 : DAISY : TN :
19670427 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Passenger : body NOT recovered : Offshore,
South Vietnam : 00 : 19480219 : Cauc : Protestant / single : 18E : 100
CASTRO REINALDO ANTONIO : 1890653 : USMCR : SGT : E5 : 1345 : 27 : PACIFIC
GROVE : CA : 19670427 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Passenger : body NOT recovered
:Offshore, South Vietnam : 06 : 19400412 : Cauc : Roman Catholic/single :
18E : 100
DALLAS RICHARD HOWARD : 2109651 : USMCR : LCPL : E3 : 6332 : 19 : MEMPHIS :
TN : 19670427 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Crew : body NOT recovered :Offshore,
South Vietnam : 02 : 19471005 : Cauc : Protestant / single : 18E : 101
DYER BLENN COLBY : 2267656 : USMC (draftee): LCPL : E3 : 1371 : 22 :
STANDISH : ME : 19670427 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Passenger : body NOT
recovered :Offshore, South Vietnam : 01 : 19440601 : Cauc : Protestant /
married: 18E : 103
OSBORNE SAMUEL WILLIAM JR : 2256897 : USMCR : PFC : E2 : 1371 : 21 :
CHARLESTON : SC : 19670427 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Passenger : body NOT
recovered : Offshore, South Vietnam : 00 : 19460121 : Negro :
Catholic/single : 18E : 103
PENNINGTON RONALD KEITH : 2227359 : USMC (draftee): LCPL : E3 : 1371 : 20 :
HAMBLETON : WV : 19670427 : Air Loss Crash Sea : Passenger : body NOT
recovered : Offshore, South Vietnam : 01 : 19460927 : Cauc : Protestant /
single : 18E : 104

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