Vietnam War Casualties - Santa Barbara County

Source: The Virtual Wall


 Note on The Virtual Wall website:
 The official home of record may or may not be that person's birthplace or home town.
 
It may be the place the person entered military service, typically a nearby large city.

Lompoc

Billie Lester Beard, Staff Sergeant
 
ARMY ELEMENT, MAAGV
Army of the United States
Lompoc, California
July 03, 1934 to April 21, 1962
BILLIE L BEARD is on the Wall at Panel 1E, Line 9
 
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PERSONAL DATA:
 Home of Record Lompoc, CA
 Date of birth: 07/03/1934
 
MILITARY DATA:
 Service: Army of the United States
 Grade at loss: E6
 Rank/Rate: Staff Sergeant
 ID No: 19449380
 MOS/RATING: 11B40: Infantryman
 Length Service: 08
 Unit: ARMY ELEMENT, MAAGV
 
CASUALTY DATA:
 Start Tour: Not Recorded
 Incident Date: 04/21/1962
 Casualty Date: 04/21/1962
 Age at Loss: 27
 Location: Province not reported, South Vietnam
 Remains: Body recovered
 Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died while missing
 Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
 Casualty Detail: Drowned or suffocated
 URL: www.VirtualWall.org/db/BeardBL01a.htm
 
ON THE WALL: Panel 1E Line 9
 
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Marc Bradley Belon, Corporal
 
C CO, 5TH BN, 7TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Lompoc, California
June 20, 1949 to May 14, 1970
MARC B BELON is on the Wall at Panel W10, Line 38
 
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PERSONAL DATA:
 Home of Record Lompoc, CA
 Date of birth: 06/20/1949
 
MILITARY DATA:
 Service: Army of the United States
 Grade at loss: E3
 Rank/Rate: Corporal
 Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated
 ID No: 549820636
 MOS/RATING: 11B10: Infantryman
 Length Service: **
 Unit: C CO, 5TH BN, 7TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV
 
CASUALTY DATA:
 Start Tour: 01/10/1970
 Incident Date: 05/14/1970
 Casualty Date: 05/14/1970
 Age at Loss: 20
 Location: Province not reported, Cambodia
 Remains: Body recovered
 Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
 Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
 Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire
 URL: www.VirtualWall.org/db/BelonMB01a.htm
 
ON THE WALL: Panel W10 Line 38
 
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Joseph Frank Biber, Sergeant
 
E CO, 3RD RECON BN, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Lompoc, California
June 29, 1946 to September 19, 1968
JOSEPH F BIBER is on the Wall at Panel W43, Line 33
 
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PERSONAL DATA:
 Home of Record Lompoc, CA
 Date of birth: 06/29/1946
 
MILITARY DATA:
 Service: United States Marine Corps
 Grade at loss: E5
 Rank/Rate: Sergeant
 ID No: 2198273
 MOS/RATING: 0311: RIFLEMAN
 Length Service: 02
 Unit: E CO, 3RD RECON BN, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
 
CASUALTY DATA:
 Start Tour: 05/05/1968
 Incident Date: 09/19/1968
 Casualty Date: 09/19/1968
 Age at Loss: 22
 Location: Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
 Remains: Body recovered
 Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
 Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
 Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire
 URL: www.VirtualWall.org/db/BiberJF01a.htm
 
ON THE WALL: Panel W43 Line 33
 
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Thorne M Clark, Private First Class
 
A CO, 2ND BN, 503RD INF RGT, 173 ABN BDE
Army of the United States
13 February 1948 - 22 June 1967
Lompoc, CA
Panel 22E Line 037
 
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PERSONAL DATA
 Home of Record: Lompoc, California
 Date of birth: Friday, 02/13/1948
 
MILITARY DATA
 Service: Army (Regular)
 Grade at loss: E3
 Rank: Private First Class
 ID No: 16972324
 MOS: 11B1P Infantryman (Parachutist)
 LenSvc:
Less than one year
 Unit: A CO, 2ND BN, 503RD INF RGT, 173 ABN BDE
 
CASUALTY DATA
 Start Tour: Saturday, 05/13/1967
 Cas Date Thursday, 06/22/1967
 Age at Loss: 19
 Remains: Body Recovered
 Location Kontum, South Vietnam
 Type: Hostile, Died
 Reason: Multiple Fragmentation Wounds - Ground Casualty
 
ON THE WALL: Panel 22E Line 037
 
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Robert Wendell Gilliam, Specialist Five
 
129TH AHC, 10TH AVN BN, 17TH AVN GRP, 1 AVN BDE
Army of the United States
04 January 1945 - 07 October 1966
Lompoc, California
Panel 11E Line 057
 
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Robert Wendell Gilliam
Specialist Five
 
PERSONAL DATA
 Home of Record: Lompoc, California
 Date of birth: Thursday, 01/04/1945
 
MILITARY DATA
 Service: Army (Regular)
 Grade at loss: E5
 Rank: Specialist Five
 ID No19798594
 MOS: 67N20 UH-1 Helicopter Repairer
 LenSvc: Between 2 and 3 years
 Unit: 129TH AHC, 10TH AVN BN, 17TH AVN GRP, 1 AVN BDE
 
CASUALTY DATA
 Start Tour: Thursday, 09/30/1965
 Cas Date Friday, 10/07/1966
 Age at Loss: 21
 Remains: Body Recovered
 Location Province not reported, South Vietnam
 Type: Hostile, Died While Missing
 Reason: Air Loss, Crash - Land - Helicopter - Crew
 
ON THE WALL: Panel 11E Line 057
 
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Jim Roy Gonzales, Specialist Four
 
HHC, 45TH GS GROUP, ARMY SPT CMD QUI NHON, 1ST LOG CMD, USARV
Army of the United States
Lompoc, California
September 04, 1945 to July 01, 1968
JIM R GONZALES is on the Wall at Panel W54, Line 29
 
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PERSONAL DATA:
 Home of Record Lompoc, CA
 Date of birth: 09/04/1945
 
MILITARY DATA:
 Service: Army of the United States
 Grade at loss: E4
 Rank/Rate: Specialist Four
 ID No: 18850209
 MOS/RATING: 76A10: Supplyman
 Length Service: 01
 Unit: HHC, 45TH GS GROUP, ARMY SPT CMD QUI NHON, 1ST LOG CMD, USARV
 
CASUALTY DATA:
 Start Tour: 11/09/1967
 Incident Date: 07/01/1968
 Casualty Date: 07/01/1968
 Age at Loss: 22
 Location: Pleiku Province, South Vietnam
 Remains: Body recovered
 Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died of other causes
 Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
 Casualty Detail: Vehicle loss or crash
 URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dg/GonzalesJR01a.htm
 
ON THE WALL: Panel W54 Line 29
 
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Fred Walter Pack, Sergeant
 
HHD, 90TH REPLACEMENT BN, USARV
Army of the United States
Lompoc, California
February 04, 1937 to March 11, 1967
FRED W PACK is on the Wall at Panel 16E, Line 64
 
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PERSONAL DATA:
 Home of Record Lompoc, CA
 Date of birth: 02/04/1937
 
MILITARY DATA:
 Service: Army of the United States
 Grade at loss: E5
 Rank/Rate: Sergeant
 ID No: 27519467
 MOS/RATING: 94B40: Food Service Specialist
 Length Service: 12
 Unit: HHD, 90TH REPLACEMENT BN, USARV
 
CASUALTY DATA:
 Start Tour: 03/08/1967
 Incident Date: 03/11/1967
 Casualty Date: 03/11/1967
 Age at Loss: 30
 Location: Province not reported, South Vietnam
 Remains: Body recovered
 Casualty Type: Non-hostile, died of other causes
 Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
 Casualty Detail: Heart attack
 URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dp/PackFW01a.htm
 
ON THE WALL: Panel 16E Line 64
 
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Walter John Panamaroff, First Lieutenant
 
C TRP, 1ST SQDN, 9TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Lompoc, California
January 21, 1944 to March 15, 1968
WALTER J PANAMAROFF is on the Wall at Panel 44E, Line 61
 
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PERSONAL DATA:
 Home of Record Lompoc, CA
 Date of birth: 01/21/1944
 
MILITARY DATA:
 Service: Army of the United States
 Grade at loss: O2
 Rank/Rate: First Lieutenant
 ID No: O5244716
 MOS/RATING: 1981: Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
 Length Service: 04
 Unit: C TRP, 1ST SQDN, 9TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV
 
CASUALTY DATA:
 Start Tour: 01/04/1968
 Incident Date: 03/15/1968
 Casualty Date: 03/15/1968
 Age at Loss: 24
 Location: Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam
 Remains: Body recovered
 Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
 Casualty Reason: Helicopter - Pilot
 Casualty Detail: Air loss or crash over land
 URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dp/PanamaroffWJ01a.htm
 
ON THE WALL: Panel 44E Line 61
 
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Nicholas C. Petanovich, First Lieutenant
 
C CO, 1ST BN, 61ST INFANTRY, 5TH INF DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Lompoc, California
June 14, 1948 to September 09, 1970
NICHOLAS C PETANOVICH is on the Wall at Panel W7, Line 50
 
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PERSONAL DATA:
 Home of Record Lompoc, CA
 Date of birth: 06/14/1948
 
MILITARY DATA:
 Service: Army of the United States
 Grade at loss: O2
 Rank/Rate: First Lieutenant
 ID No: 552606919
 MOS/RATING: 1542: Infantry Unit Commander
 Length Service: **
 Unit: C CO, 1ST BN, 61ST INFANTRY, 5TH INF DIV, USARV
 
CASUALTY DATA:
 Start Tour: 12/10/1969
 Casualty Date: 09/09/1970
 Age at Loss: 22 (based on date declared dead)
 Location: Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
 Remains: Body recovered
 Casualty Type: Hostile, died of wounds
 Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
 Casualty Detail: Other explosive device
 URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dp/PetanovichNC01a.htm
 
ON THE WALL: Panel W7 Line 50
 
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Clarence R. Pritchard, Jr, Specialist Four
 
I TRP, 3RD SQDN, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY, USARV
Army of the United States
Lompoc, California
June 09, 1950 to November 15, 1970
CLARENCE R PRITCHARD Jr is on the Wall at Panel W6, Line 61
 
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PERSONAL DATA:
 Home of Record Lompoc, CA
 Date of birth: 06/09/1950
 
MILITARY DATA:
 Service: Army of the United States
 Grade at loss: E4
 Rank/Rate: Specialist Four
 ID No: 568761529
 MOS/RATING: 11E20: Armor Crewman
 Length Service: **
 Unit: I TRP, 3RD SQDN, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY, USARV
 
CASUALTY DATA:
 Start Tour: 01/23/1970
 Incident Date: 11/15/1970
 Casualty Date: 11/15/1970
 Age at Loss: 20
 Location: Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam
 Remains: Body recovered
 Casualty Type: Hostile, died outright
 Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
 Casualty Detail: Other explosive device
 URL: www.VirtualWall.org/dp/PritchardCR01a.htm
 
ON THE WALL: Panel W6 Line 61
 
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Robert Michael Swick, First Lieutenant
 
6TH BN, 11TH ARTILLERY, 11TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Lompoc, California
March 04, 1947 to April 11, 1996
(Incident Date June 06, 1968)
ROBERT M SWICK is on the Wall at Panel W59, Line 12
 
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PERSONAL DATA:
 Home of Record Lompoc, CA
 Date of birth: 03/04/1947
 
MILITARY DATA:
 Service: Army of the United States
 Grade at loss: O2
 Rank/Rate: First Lieutenant
 ID No: 550646844
 MOS/RATING: 1542: Infantry Unit Commander
 Length ServiceUnit: 6TH BN, 11TH ARTILLERY, 11TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV
 
CASUALTY DATA:
 Start Tour: Not Recorded
 Incident Date: 06/06/1968
 Casualty Date: 04/11/1996
 Age at Loss: 49 (based on date declared dead)
 Location: Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam
 Remains: Body recovered
 Casualty Type: Hostile, died of wounds
 Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
 Casualty Detail: Other explosive device
 URL: www.VirtualWall.org/ds/SwickRM01a.htm
 
ON THE WALL: Panel W59 Line 12
 
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Daniel Joseph Vaughan, Specialist Five
 
281ST AHC, 10TH CAB, 17TH CAG, 1 AVN BDE
Army Of The United States
18 September 1949 - 11 May 1970
Lompoc, CA
Panel 10W Line 020
 
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PERSONAL DATA
 Home: Lompoc, California
 DOB: Sunday, 09/18/1949
 Sex: Male
 Race: Caucasian
 Married? No
 Religion: Roman Catholic
 
MILITARY DATA
 Service: Army Of The United States
 Comp: Regular
 Grade: E5
 Rank: Specialist Five
 ID No: 266808973
 MOS: 45M20 - Aircraft Armament Subsystem Mechanic
 LenSvc: Not recorded
 Unit: 281ST AHC, 10TH CAB, 17TH CAG, 1 AVN BDE
 
CASUALTY DATA
 Start Tour: Sunday, 07/06/1969
 Cas Date: Monday, 05/11/1970
 Age at Loss: 20
 Remains: Body Recovered
 Location: Pleiku, South Vietnam
 Type: Hostile, Died
 Reason: Artillery, Rocket, Mortar - Ground Casualty
 Last Update: May 1971
 
ON THE WALL: Panel 10W Line 020
 
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Mitchell Allen Wentz, Gunners Mate 2nd Class
 
PBR 747, RIVDIV 51, TF 116, USNAVFORV
United States Navy
10 October 1946 - 07 June 1968
Lompoc, California
Panel 59W Line 029
 
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PERSONAL DATA
 Home of Record: Lompoc, California
 Date of birth: Thursday, 10/10/1946
 
MILITARY DATA
 Service: Navy (Regular)
 Grade at loss: E5
 Rank: Gunners Mate 2nd Class
 ID No6766345 MOS: GMG Gunners Mate (Guns)
 LenSvc: Between 2 and 3 years
 Unit: PBR 747, RIVDIV 51, TF 116, USNAVFORV
 
CASUALTY DATA
 Start Tour: Not recorded
 Cas Date Friday, 06/07/1968
 Age at Loss: 21
 Remains: Body Recovered
 Location Binh Thuy, South Vietnam
 Type: Hostile, Died
 Reason: Artillery, Rocket, Mortar - Ground Casualty
 
ON THE WALL: Panel 59W Line 029
 

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