Thrower, Fredrick Lamar, TSgt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Primary Unit
1967-1967, P27250A, 315th Air Commando Wing
Service Years
1951 - 1967
Technical Sergeant

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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1933
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pine Bluff
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut AB

Casualty Date
Sep 04, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery - San Antonio, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
25E 111

 Official Badges 

Combat Control Team TACP


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Combat Control AssociationVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, Combat Control Association
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar


Parachutist (Senior)


 
 Unit Assignments
377th Combat Support Group - Quick Turners8th Aerial Port Squadron Mobile315th Air Commando Wing
  1967-1967, 377th Combat Support Group - Quick Turners
  1967-1967, 27470A, 8th Aerial Port Squadron Mobile
  1967-1967, P27250A, 315th Air Commando Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-123 Provider  
  1967-1967, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
TSgt. Thrower was a passenger aboard a C-123K and crashed in a severe storm in Lam Dong Province in South Viet Nam on Sept. 4, 1967.

was killed when the C-123K Provider (#54-0621) in which he was flying went down under hostile fire near Dong Hoi, Lam Dong province on 4 September 1967.

(Some discrepancy, as one source states the aircraft was lost in a fierce storm, crashing on approach to Bao Loc Airstrip).

Crew:
Crew: Lt. Col. Merle D. Turner, (pilot)
Capt Edward L. Goucher, (co-pilot)
A1C James R. Mayo (loadmaster)

Passengers:
TSgt. Jacklin M. Boatwright (Operation Ranchhand)
MSgt Harold C. Cook (Operation Ranchhand)
Capt William B. Mahone (Operation Ranchhand)
Capt Virgil K. Kelley, Jr. (Operation Ranchhand)

Passengers (all Combat Controllers/CCT with (8th Aerial Port Squadron, 377th Combat Support Group)
MSgt Charles A. Paradise
TSgt Fredrick L. Thrower
A1C Gerard L. J. Gauthier
A1C William E. Jerkins

 
   
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