TRAGEDY WAS COMMON PLACE...WAR IS HELL!!!!

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    15 October 1967 ..... A C-130E (tail number 640548) of the 776th Tactical Airlift Squadron crashed at Khe Sanh while attempting a low altitude supply drop. All six men aboard the aircraft died in the crash:
    CAPT Erle L Bjorke, USAF
    1LT James R Hottenroth, USAF
    TSGT Edward Mosley, USAF
    A1C Lawrence A Berneski, USAF
    A2C John H Snyder, USAF
    SGT Charles L Baney, US Army, Loadmaster
    Navy Seabees working on the landing strip lenghening and Marines stationed there, braved the flames and loaded munitions attempting to save
    the crew....the burned out aircraft was bulldozed aside along with other junk of the war ...when I travelled to Khe Sanh with our Battalion Chaplain Easter Sunday 1968 I was astounded with the areas 'junk-of-war'. Chief
     
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