Allgood, Frankie Eugene, LtCol

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary MOS
7563-Pilot UH-1E Qualified
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 7563, HMH-363
Service Years
1952 - 1968
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Lieutenant Colonel

 
 

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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ft Scott
Last Address
Ft Scott, Bourbon County

Casualty Date
Mar 26, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Scott National Cemetery - Fort Scott, Kansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
46E 026

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 Unit Assignments
HMH-363
  1967-1968, 7563, HMH-363
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1963-1973 Vietnam War1
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Burial LtCol Frankie Allgood is buried at Fort Scott National Cemetery - Fort Scott, Kansas
  Note of Incident
  Remembered CPL Harry Kozal Unit member
  Dec 30, 2014, General Photos4
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Last Known Activity
CRASHED OFFSHORE 12 KM EAST-NORTHEAST OF CAPE CHON MAY DURING MEDEVAC PHU BAI TO DANANG 19680326
UTM grid reference is AU930130
UH-34D 144654
WIA mortar attack Phu Bai AB, being medevaced.


The HMM-363 Command Chronology for March 1968 contains the following entry: "26 March 1968: The day was a tragic one for HMM-363. At approximately 0250 Phu Bai came under a rocket attack.  The first of the rockets to hit scored direct hits in the officers' areas.  Heavy casualties were received.  Among those wounded was LtCol Allgood, the Commanding Officer of HMM-363.  The squadron's physician examined him and reported his condition as grave.  After the attack had ceased the medevacs were taken to "A" Med and examined, the night medevac crews were called to take those with head wounds to Da Nang for treatment.  The section led by Major Harrison launched with two medevacs aboard the lead aircraft and three in the chase aircraft. T he weather was poor with a 500 foot ceiling and in an attempt to be clear of all mountains, the flight proceeded south over the water.  At 0510 the chase aircraft flown by Lt Stevenson lost sight of the lead aircraft and then lost radio contact.  Major Harrison reported immediately that his wingman was down at the 090 degree radial Tacan Channel 69 at 30 miles.  Major Harrison, considering the severity of the medevacs' condition and the poor conditions for a search, continued to Da Nang.  The SAR aircraft were immediately launched from Da Nang and the pilot Lt Stevenson and co-pilot Lt Ruck were rescued. The crew, Cpl Larry E. Green 2175487 USMC crew chief, LCpl Ernest C. Kerr 2203528 USMC gunner, the corpsmen HM3 William H. Coook 3919600 USN and HN Wayne J. Fielding 9999186 USN, then medevacs Cpl Glenn Mowery 2177279 USMC, LCpl Richard Evancho 2279395 USMC, and LtCol Frankie E. Allgood 057335 USMCR the Commanding Officer of HMM-363 were not found. Major Hoffert arrived from Quang Tri and assumed command."  The seven men lost in the crash of UH-34D BuNo 144654 were
 
Aircrew and Corpsmen:
  • HM3 William H. Cook, Kennewick, WA, H&S Co, 3rd Med Bn
  • Cpl Larry E. Green, Mount Morris, MI, HMM-363
  • HN Wayne J. Fielding, Pittsburgh, PA, C Co, 3rd Med Bn
  • LCpl Ernest C. Kerr, Akron, OH, HMM-3
Medevacs:
  • LtCol Frankie E. Allgood, Fort Scott, KS, HMM-363
  • Cpl Glenn W. Mowrey, Chillicothe, OH, H&S Co, 3rd Service Bn
  • LCpl Richard Evancho, Freeland, PA, MABS-363
The bodies of HM3 Cook and HN Fielding were subsequently recovered.  The remains of the other five men were not found.   One 22 April 1968, the nearly complete remains of HN Wayne Fielding were found and transported to the DaNang Mortuary for examination and identification.  There is no record of where HN Fielding's remains were found; however, he was missing only his fingers and mandible, the lower jaw. They were subsequently identified on 27 April through a dental match with his medical records. After embalming, HN Wayne Fielding was returned to his family on 29 April for burial with full military honors.  On 12 July 1968, the nearly complete remains of HN3 William Cook were found floating in the South China Sea approximately 1 mile off shore and 3 miles north of DaNang.  After recovery, the body; which was missing only the hands, feet and mandible, was transported to the DaNang Mortuary where it was positively identified as HM3 Cook on 26 July through dental comparison.  After embalming, HM3 William Cook was returned to his family on 5 August for burial with full military honors.
   
Comments/Citation
Service number 057335
Tour start date 08/21/1967

Distinguished Flying Cross

Lieutenant Colonel Frankie E. Allgood (MCSN: 0-57335), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as the Commanding Officer of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE (HMM-363), Marine Aircraft Group Thirty-Six, FIRST Marine Aircraft Wing, in the Republic of Vietnam on 18 December 1967.  Action Date: December 18, 1967
They show that LtCol Frankie Eugene Allgood is Burial at Fort Scott National Cemetery, Section Ma Site 17

 

   
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