MARVIN LEE FOSTER was born on December 12, 1929, Willow, OK and joined the Armed Forces while in HUBBARD, TX.
He served in the Army, USAR SC CDC LIAISON DET HQ
MARVIN LEE FOSTER is listed as Missing in Action since March 16, 1969. In 1978 his status was changed to Presumptive finding of death.
CHRISTOPHER "STEVE" BRYANT was born on November 22, 1948 and joined the Armed Forces while in MANGUM, OK.
He served as a 0311 in the Marines. In 1 year of
On May 17, 1968, at the age of 19, STEVE
CHRISTOPHER STEPHEN BRYANT is honored on the
DERRELL W. CLEMMER was born October 20, 1937, Lake Creek, Oklahoma, where he attended school until 1953. He moved to Bennington, Oklahoma and graduated there 1955. He entered the Army May 1967 and became Warrant Officer, Helicopter crew.
DERRELL W. CLEMMER was killed in action by small arms fire while a pilot of a helicopter September 20, 1968 in Long An, South Vietnam. Age 30. The co-pilot regained control of the craft. Darrell is buried at Willow Cemetery, Greer County, Oklahoma. Derrell wrote the poem used as epitaph.
I'M A MAN,
I'M SICK OF THE DYING HERE,
TIME GOES ON,
WARRANT OFFICER, DERRELL CLEMMER
DERRELL W CLEMMER is honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 43W, Row 45.
HAROLD LAMONDE CURRY, Master Sargeant, Mangum, Oklahoma, was among 107 killed March 16, 1962.
All aboard this plane are not officially listed as Killed In Action, Missing In Action or Prisoners Of War by the Department of Defense. The names of the 107 are listed at this website http://www.geocities.com/nau6/contents.html.
This flight originated at Travis AFB, California. The plane was owned by (FTL) Flying Tiger Line, Inc., Lockheed Air Terminal, Burbank, CA. The plane (Registry number N6921C; FTL Flight 7815/14), and Civilan Crew of 11, were contracted out by the Air Force (under Public Works Contract number A.F. 11-626-389; Air Force Service Order number 29) to transport 93 U.S. ARMY Special Forces Rangers & 3 Vietnamese Nationalists to Saigon operating as (MATS) Military Air Transport Service (Charter Flight 739/14).
According to the Civil Aeronautics Board's (CAB) Accident Report, "The plane disappeared 1 1/2 hours after takeoff from Guam enroute to Saigon." And "the largest air/sea search" of that time "was initiated 5 hours after the plane's fuel exhaustion time." "The S/S T.L. Lenzen, a supertanker owned by Standard Oil, was in the vicinity and witnessed a vapor trail go behind a cloud," and then, what they thought was (according to the depositions of the crew) "a covert operation due to the low flying plane." The Accident Report continues, that the crew of the S/S T.L. Lenzen had also witnessed "a mid-air explosion at the approximate time & location of N6921C." The Accident Report concludes, "Due to the lack of any substantiating evidence the Board is unable to state with any degree of certainty the exact fate of N6921C."
News Articles - 16MAR1962, 16MAR1962b, 18MAR1962, 18MAR1962b, 19MAR1962
|Oklahoma, U.S. MILITARY PERSONNEL, CASUALTIES FROM HOSTILE ACTION (INCLUDING MISSING AND CAPTURED) IN THE KOREAN WAR, 1950-1957
|NAME ----- RANK ----- BRANCH OF SERVICE ----- HOME OF RECORD ----- DATE OF CASUALTY ----- CATEGORY OF CASUALTY
|BURRIS JESSE C - PFC ARMY GREER CO, OKLAHOMA 06 DEC. 1950 KILLED IN ACTION
|GIFFORD TROY H - PFC ARMY GREER CO, OKLAHOMA 23 APR. 1951 KILLED IN ACTION
|HOLT HENRY E - PVT ARMY GREER CO, OKLAHOMA 16 JULY 1950 DIED OF WOUNDS
| USGenWeb - Oklahoma Archives - Korea Casualties from Oklahoma
|Barker, William R.||2 LT||KIA|
|Bennett, Ed V.||TEC5||KIA|
|Bex, Lloyd J.||CAPT||KIA|
|Castle, Walter F.||1 LT||KIA|
|Chapman, Joe A.||PVT||KIA|
|Clarkson, Meryl C.||PFC||KIA|
|Clift, Sterling L.||PFC||KIA|
|Cox, John A.||PFC||KIA|
|Deadman, Howard E.||T SG||KIA|
|Dillahunty, George L.||PFC||DNB|
|Evans, Leon F.||S SG||DOW|
|Gaither, Hubert L.||PFC||KIA|
|Goad, Wayne D.||PFC||KIA|
|Heatly, Lewis C.||2 LT||KIA|
|Hendrick, Conrad T.||PVT||KIA|
|Hodge, James R.||PVT||KIA|
|Hughes, Norman N.||S SG||KIA|
|Igo, Vernon L.||PFC||KIA|
|Loftin, Ellis E.||PFC||KIA|
|Mayrhofen, Orville D.||PVT||KIA|
|McReynolds, Robert L.||2 LT||DNB|
|Meeks, Clarence R.||CAPT||KIA|
|Pruitt, Daniel C.||1 LT||DNB|
|Raulston, Max E.||PVT||FOD|
|Rust, Lester E.||SGT||KIA|
|Sikes, Earl L.||CPL||DNB|
|Southern, Clarence W.||2 LT||KIA|
|Tharp, Edgar T.||TEC5||DOW|
|Thomas, Floyd K.||PVT||DNB|
|Wade, Sonny M.||CPL||KIA|
|Wallace, Charles R.||S SG||KIA|
|Williams, Loyd L.||PFC||KIA|
|Wooley, Logan W.||SGT||KIA|
|York, James H.||LT C||KIA|