Asbury, Benton Francis, Maj

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1969-1970, 99000, 834th Air Division
Service Years
1953 - 1970
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
New Albany, Indiana

Tan Son Nhut AB

Casualty Date
May 31, 1970
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Binh Long (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
10W 123, Cemetery Unknown

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
7th Air Force834th Air Division
  1969-1970, 99000, 7th Air Force
  1969-1970, 99000, 834th Air Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam War
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Last Known Activity
Major Asbury was a passenger aboard an Army helicopter UH-1H (#68-16528) of the 120th AHC. He was part of an airfield inspection team from Long Binh to Bu Prang, Bu Dop, Loc Ninh, and return to Saigon. That afternoon, enroute to Loc Binh, in a light rain, the aircraft disappeared. The aircraft was found and bodies returned. Nine men were killed in this incident.

The location of his remains is unknown.

Crew Members:
WO1James D. Griffin (pilot)
WO1 John C. Burris (aircraft commander)
SP5 Bruce Richardson (crew chief) 
Pvt. Robert P. O'Brien (gunner)

Passengers and/or other participants:
Lt. Col. Harold J. Shea (USAF)
Major Benton F. Asbury (USAF)
SSG Durwyn L. Wolf (USAF)
Capt. Gary D. Hults (USAF)
Lt. Col John S. Bonner (USAF)

834th was responsible for tactical airlift operations in SEA.  (details of loss)
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