Halvorson, Ernest Joseph, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Primary Unit
1964-1964, 315th Troop Carrier Group
Service Years
1954 - 1964
Staff Sergeant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut AB

Casualty Date
Oct 24, 1964
Hostile, Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01E 068

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 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aircrew Enlisted (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
309th Air Commando Squadron, Troop Carrier315th Troop Carrier Group
  1964-1964, 309th Air Commando Squadron, Troop Carrier
  1964-1964, 315th Troop Carrier Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1964 Vietnam Advisory Campaign (1961-65)
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-123 Provider  
  1964-1964, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The C-123B Provider (#55-4549), of the 315th Troop Carrier Group at Tan Son Nhut AB, took off from Nha Trang to drop ammunition to an isolated Special Forces camp at Bu Prang close to the Cambodian border. During the mission it wandered over the border and was hit in the starboard engine by AAA from within Cambodia itself. The aircraft crashed with the loss of all on board a few miles from Phum Duk Dam just inside Cambodia. A second C-123 was damaged by ground fire on the same mission.

The personnel lost in the incident:

Capt Edward Stephen Krukowski
1Lt Valmore William Bourque
1Lt Robert George Armstrong
SSgt Ernest Joseph Halvorson
SSgt Theodore Bert Phillips (MIA)
AIC Eugene Richardson
SSgt Lawrence Woods, US Army, 5th Special Forces Group
PFC Charles Pierce Sparks, US Army 


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