Breeding, Michael Hugh, 1stLt Fallen
 
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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary MOS
7521-Pilot F4-B
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Last Unit
1970-1970, 7521, VMFA-122 (Crusaders)
Service Years
1965 - 1970

First Lieutenant

 
 

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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1945
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Blue Rapids
Last Address
Blue Rapids

Casualty Date
Feb 12, 1970
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Tri
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
14W 130

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 Unit Assignments
VMFA-122 (Crusaders)
  1970-1970, 7521, VMFA-122 (Crusaders)
 Combat and Operations History
  1945-1975 Vietnam War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 12 February 1970 an F-4B (BuNo 151454) of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122, based at Chu Lai, failed to return from a mission near Quang Tri. The MAG-13 Command Chronology for February 1970 contains the following entry:

"On the 12th of February, VMFA-122 was flying a section TPQ with Quang Tri ASRAT. When the second aircraft attempted to get into position, it descended into an overcast and contact was lost. The pilot and his radar intercept officer have been declared MIA."

Oddly, the pilot's casualty record is coded as an operational accident, while the radar intercept officer's record is coded as a combat loss. In any case, the bodies of the two crewmen were not recovered:

* 1st Lt Michael H. Breeding, pilot
* 1st Lt Robert S. Bradshaw, radar intercept officer


   
Comments/Citation
Michael Hugh Breeding
First Lieutenant
VMFA-122, MAG-13, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
19 March 1945 - 12 February 1970
Blue Rapids, KS
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