McGarvey, James Maurice, LtCol

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Primary MOS
7511-Pilot VMA (AW) A-6E Qualified
Last MOSGroup
Pilots/Naval Flight Officers
Primary Unit
1967-Present, 7511, MIA - Vietnam
Service Years
1955 - 1967
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Golden Dragon Certificate

Lieutenant Colonel


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 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Medal

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On April 17, 1967, Major James M. McGarvey, pilot, and Capt. James E. Carlton, Jr., systems operator, were assigned a mission against a well defended target located approximately twenty miles southeast of Vinh, Nghe An Province, North Vietnam.  At 11:12 p.m., during McGarvey's attack run, the aircraft trailing McGarvey's by approximately eight miles reported seeing a brilliant orange flash mushrooming from the area of the lead aircraft, after which no radio contact could be established with the aircraft.  Search and rescue operations were initiated and lasted until April 26, 1967, with negative results.  Both McGarvey and Carlton were declared Missing in Action.

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 Unit Assignments
VMA-242Missing In Action
  1967-1967, 7511, VMA-242
  1967-Present, 7511, MIA - Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
 Colleges Attended
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  1951-1955, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
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