Moyer, Cecil Gerald, Jr., Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
1055A-Pilot Troop Carrier
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 1055A, 15th Special Operations Squadron
Service Years
1967 - 1970

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SMSgt R. Hensel (Bob / Ole Buck) to remember Moyer, Cecil Gerald, Jr. ("Cec"), Capt.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Narberth, PA
Last Address
Nha Trang Air Base

Casualty Date
Nov 29, 1970
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Ninh Thuan (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Shenango Valley Cemetery - Greenville, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
06W 094

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1970, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Aviator (Basic)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, Officer Candidate School (OCS) (Lackland AFB, TX), 67H
 Unit Assignments
3645th Student Squadron319th Special Operations Squadron15th Special Operations Squadron
  1967-1968, 0006, 3645th Student Squadron
  1968-1969, 1055A, 319th Special Operations Squadron
  1969-1970, 1055A, 319th Special Operations Squadron
  1970-1970, 1055A, 15th Special Operations Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Thiel College
  1963-1967, Thiel College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
T-38 Talon  C-123 Provider  
  1968-1968, T-38 Talon
  1968-1970, C-123 Provider
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Date:  2 December 2007
to:  Ben H. Swett
From:  Ian Fairbrother
Subject:  Flight bookie 54

Nov. 29, 1970, C-123K crashed from Phan Rang to Cam Ranh Bay

You mentioned that their were no American survivors of this flight.In fact, the only two Americans, my father Vicent Fairbrother, and Gary Aldredge.

They survived for 7 days with no food or water. 

I discovered your "Years in Vietnam" b/c I googled the Flight number b/c we were thinking of the anniversary which had just passed.

Just wanted to let you know.  Thank you for looking him.  This is what he just wrote:
Day of Rememberance    November 29, 1970
Thirty seven years ago this day in Vietnam, a C-123K, serial number 54-0649, Flight call sign "Bookie 54" on a milk run (passanger) mission from Phan Rang to Cam Ranh Bay crashed into a mountain ridge 14 miles outside Cam Ranh Bay.  On board that aircraft were 44 people, 32 U.S. Military and 12 South Vietnamese.  The crash site was located a week later on December 5th, by U.S. Army Rangers.  Their were only two survivors, myself and Sgt. Gary Aldredge.  For some unknown reason we survived the crash, our injuries and having no food or water for seven days.

The Day of Rememberance is for those 30 American Servicemen who died that morning and to their families.  I have not forgotten and niether has Gary.  I have been to the Wall many times.  I have touched each and every name of those men killed that day.  You will forever be in my thoughts.

                          / Signed /
                        V.J. Fairbrother jr
                         USAF ( retired)
                           DAC  ( retired) 


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