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Name: Reinaldo Antonia Castro
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/E5 Unit:
HS BLT 1/3 9 MAB
Date of Birth: 12 April 1940
Home City of Record: PACIFIC GROVE CA
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 #14871 Missions: Refno: 0657

Reinaldo Antonio Castro Honored on Panel 18 E R 100

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

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

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