Addice, Frank Paul, HN

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Last Rank
Hospitalman
Last Primary MOS
HM-8404-Field Medical Service Technician
Last MOSGroup
Miscellaneous Requirements
Primary Unit
1967-1968, HM-8404, MAG-36
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Hospitalman

 
 

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wanaque, NJ
Last Address
Wanaque, NJ

Casualty Date
Apr 11, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Calvary Cemetery - Paterson, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
49E 018 / Lot 11 Grave 431

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 Military Association Memberships
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans MemorialVietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial
  1968, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]
  2014, United States Navy Memorial


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
MID-AIR UH-34D 145804 & UH-1E 154968 2 KM SE OF CAM LO 19680411
UTM grid reference is YD140580

At daybreak on 11 April 1968, a UH-34D from HMM-163 launched on a medevac flight to pick up wounded Marines from the vicinity of Khe Sanh.  The UH-34D was escorted by two UH-1E gunships from VMO-6.  After picking up the four wounded men, the flight proceeded toward the medical facility at Dong Ha.  While enroute, one of the escorting UH-1Es - which were flying above and behind the UH-34D - was involved in a mid-air collision with the UH-34.  Both aircraft went down, resulting in the deaths of 12 marines.  The two aircraft crashed just east of Camp Carol while letting down through overcast skies.  One helicopter, a UH-1E tail number 154968, was from Marine Observation Squadron 6 (VMO-6).
Its crew included:
1st LT Ronald E. Riede, aircraft commander
CAPT Bruce F. McMillan, pilot
CPL Paul J. Allen, crew chief
LCPL Michael G. DeMarco, gunner

The other aircraft, a UH-34D tail number 145804 from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM 163), was crewed by:
CAPT Eugene R. Gannon, aircraft commander
2nd LT John P. Holden II, pilot
CPL Frederick D. Graten, crew chief
CPL John A. Nixon, gunner
HN Frank Paul Addice, Crew Corpsmen
CPL Robert W. Belcher, passenger
PFC Dennis R. Davidson, passenger
PFC Richard E. Erwin, passenger
PFC Charles R. Finley, passenger

 All personnel on both aircraft perished in the crash.
   
Comments/Citation
Service number B135050
 
   
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 Unit Assignments
MAG-36
  1967-1968, HM-8404, MAG-36
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)/Operation Pegasus / Lam Son 207
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