Antonio, Catalino Beltran, Jr., Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
46270-Weapons Maintenance Technician
Last AFSC Group
Weapons and Munitions
Primary Unit
1972-1972, 504th Tactical Air Support Group
Service Years
1969 - 1972
Sergeant

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Home State
Hawaii
Hawaii
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii
Last Address
Da Nang AB

Casualty Date
Aug 18, 1972
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Quang Nam
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Maui Veterans Cemetery - Makawao, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W Line 067

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 Unit Assignments
20th Tactical Air Support Squadron504th  Tactical Air Support Group
  1971-1972, 46150A, 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron
  1972-1972, 504th Tactical Air Support Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1971-1972 Vietnam War
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O-1/L-19 Bird Dog  O-2 Skymaster  
  1971-1972, O-1/L-19 Bird Dog
  1971-1972, O-2 Skymaster
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Last Known Activity
Sgt. Antonio was assigned to the 20th TASS, arming their aircraft as part his work with the 6498th Ordnance Maintenance Squadron (OMS), 6498th Air Base Wing.  He was nicknamed, "Cat Man" by his buddies.  He began his tour at Danang on 31 August 1971.

He was killed during a rocket attack on the Danang Air Base when a rocket pierced the entrance to the reinforced hangar in which he was sheltering.


   
Comments/Citation
from the vvmf.org site:

"DaNang, 1971; its Hot, all day, all night, Cat, Darrel, Felix and me. Sitting on the roof watching gunships pour liquid metal from the night sky, a red waterfall. White streaks over Monkey Mountian, rockets on their way in. Waiting to see who will be the last to jump off the roof and hug the earth, playing chicken with death. The safest place? in the reinforced plane hanger, 2 feet of concrete all around and behind. a direct hit thru the entrance, a randem shot and the last cat is gone."
Posted by: Wally Hedman Email: Relationship: roommate and brothers Friday, May 23, 2003

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