ESCOBEDO, JULIAN JR.
Name: Julian Escobedo Jr.
Branch/Rank: United States Marine Corps/E3
Unit: HMH 361 MAG 36
Date of Birth: 18 April 1949
Home City of Record: SAN ANTONIO TX
Date of Loss: 01 September 1969
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 162225 North 1071137 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: CH53A #153282
Other Personnel in Incident:
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File. 2020
CACCF/CRASH/AIRCREW/2 YRS United States Marine Corps/THUA THIEN
No further information available at this time.
On September 1, 1969, a CH-53A Sea Stallion with five Marines on
board was returning to Phu Bai Combat Base, South Vietnam, after
a resupply mission when it crashed on a mountainside near Ashau
Valley in Thua Thien Province. The crash site was located on
September 3 and a ground search party reached the site the next
day, September 4. Search personnel recovered the remains of four
of the five men who had been on the helicopter, but could not
locate the fifth man or his remains.
Lance Corporal Julian Escobedo Jr., who entered the U.S. Marine
Corps from Texas, served with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron
361 (HMH 361), Marine Air Group 36, 1st Marine Air Wing. He was
aboard this helicopter at the time of its crash and was the crew
member whose remains could not be located afterward. Subsequent
attempts to locate his remains have been unsuccessful. Today,
Lance Corporal Escobedo is memorialized on the Courts of the
Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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