Arthington, Marvin S., 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
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Primary Unit
1969-1970, 1115A, 315th Tactical Airlift Wing
Service Years
1968 - 1970
First Lieutenant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Burkburnett, TX
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut AB

Casualty Date
Nov 27, 1970
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Khanh Hoa (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
06W 085

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Last Updated:
Dec 11, 2018

"He was flying a Fairchild C-123K Provider (tail number 55-4574) call sign "Bookie 102" that was en route to Nha Trang AB from Tan Son Nhut AB when it struck trees on a ridge at an elevation of 4600 feet, some 500 feet below the top. It crashed at 1330 in the hills west of Cam Ranh Bay, 25 km (15.6 mls) SW of Nha Trang Airport. Weather was poor with a broken overcast at 2000 feet and 1500 m visibility.

The wreckage was found nine days after the accident. 79 people were killed in the crash." 4 of these men were crew.

1Lt Marvin Arthington
Maj Robert Baker
1Lt Fredrick Rader III
TSgt Willian O'Kieff
Sgt Allen Bodin
A1C Fredrick Neff
73 ARVN Troops

Lt. Arthington was interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, Plot: Section 37 Site 59. (gravesite) (photos)

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