Gaylord, Gordon Manson, TSgt

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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
113X0-Flight Engineer
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 113X0, 7th Air Force
Service Years
1954 - 1970
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1933
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Woodstock
Last Address
Tacoma, Washington

Casualty Date
Apr 06, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Pleiku (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery - Woodstock, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12W 100

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1970, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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Aircrew Enlisted (Senior)


 
 Unit Assignments
457th Tactical Airlift Squadron 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing7th Air Force
  1969-1970, 113X0, 457th Tactical Airlift Squadron
  1969-1970, 113X0, 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing
  1969-1970, 113X0, 7th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1970 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-7 Caribou  
  1970-1970, C-7 Caribou
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
TSgt. Gaylord served with the 457th Tactical Airlift Squadron, 483rd Tactical Airlift Wing.

He was lost in the crash of his C-7A Caribou (#63-9746) when it was shot down by enemy ground forces.  The aircraft was on a mission to resupply the Special Forces Camp at Dak Seang (A-245) while it was under siege.

Crew:
Capt. Julius P. Jaeger
1st Lt. Theron C. Fehrenbach II
TSgt Gordon M. Gaylord

He left a wife and three children at his passing.
   
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