Vangelisti, Michael J., Sgt

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 14th Special Operations Wing
Service Years
1967 - 1970
Sergeant

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Marseilles, Illinois
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut AB, RVN

Casualty Date
Apr 28, 1970
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Gia Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Riverview Cemetery - Marseilles, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11W 066

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 Unit Assignments
17th Special Operations Squadron14th Special Operations Wing
  1969-1970, 17th Special Operations Squadron
  1969-1970, 14th Special Operations Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1970 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
AC-119G/K Shadow/Stinger  
  1969-1970, AC-119G/K Shadow/Stinger
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was killed when his AC-119G crashed after losing power in one engine soon after take-off.
 
Crew: 
Lt. Thomas L. Lubbers, aircraft commander (KIA)
Lt. Charles M. Knowles, co-pilot (KIA)
Maj. Meredith Anderson, navigator/NOS (KIA)
Maj. Robert Bokern, navigator/NOS (survived)
MSgt. Joseph C. Jeszeck, flight engineer (KIA)
SSgt Robert F. Fage Jr., gunner (KIA)
Sgt. Michael J. Vangelisti, gunner (KIA)
SSgt. Allen Chandler, illuminator operator (survived).

Source: http://www.ac-119gunships.com/stories/story10.htm
   
Comments/Citation
Sources:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=126984995
www.ac-119gunships.com/stories/story10.htm
http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/53416/MICHAEL-J-VANGELISTI
http://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=303092
   
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