Kelley, Virgil Kinnaird, Jr., Capt

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1115A-Pilot
Last AFSC Group
Aircrew
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 315th Air Commando Wing
Service Years
1963 - 1967
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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1937
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Junction City
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut AB

Casualty Date
Sep 04, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, South
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Bellevue Cemetery - Danville, Kentucky
Wall/Plot Coordinates
25E 103

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 Unit Assignments
12th Air Commando Squadron315th Air Commando Wing
  1967-1967, 12th Air Commando Squadron
  1967-1967, 315th Air Commando Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-123 Provider  
  1967-1967, C-123 Provider
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Last Known Activity
Capt Kelley 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.

He 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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