Aragon, Jose Ruben, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Primary Unit
1964-1965, 4600th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Service Years
1957 - 1965
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Staff Sergeant

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Bien Hoa AB

Casualty Date
May 16, 1965
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Other Accident
Bien Hoa (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fairview Cemetery - Fountain, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 115

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
34th Tactical GroupConsolidated Aircraft Maintenance Units
  1963-1965, 34th Tactical Group
  1964-1965, 4600th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1973 Vietnam War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
     In the fall of 1964 twenty 20 B-57Bs of the 8th and 13th Tactical Bomb Squadrons were deployed to the Bien Hoa air base near Saigon, marking the first deployment of jet combat aircraft to Vietnam. The initial deployment got off on the wrong foot. The first two B-57Bs to land collided with each other on the ground and blocked the runway at Bien Hoa, forcing the rest of the flight to divert to Tan Son Nhut Airport to the southwest toward Saigon. One of the B-57Bs dived into the ground during approach at Tan Son Nhut and was destroyed, killing both crew members.



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