Name: Marion Anthony "Tony" Marshall
Rank/Branch: O3/US Air Force, NAV
Unit: 13th TFS
Date of Birth:
Home City of Record: Upper Marlboro MD
Date of Loss: 03 July 1972
Country of Loss: North Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 180720N 1054347E (WF778023)
Status (In 1973): Missing In Action
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: F4E
Missions: 51 North Vietnam  266 Total
Other Personnel In Incident: Stephen H. Cuthbert, remains returned, pilot

Source: Compiled by Homecoming II Project 01 April 1991 from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK. 2023

June 2022, Greenville, SC
49th POW Anniversary Reunion of Homecoming


SYNOPSIS: The Phantom, used by Air Force, Marine and Navy air wings, served
a multitude of functions including fighter-bomber and interceptor, photo and
electronic surveillance. The two man aircraft was extremely fast (Mach 2),
and had a long range (900 - 2300 miles, depending on stores and mission
type). The F4 was also extremely maneuverable and handled well at low and
high altitudes. Most pilots considered it one of the "hottest" planes

The F4J fighter plane piloted by Stephen Cuthbert and navigated by Marion
"Tony" Marshall was shot down on July 3, 1972, 70 miles northwest of Dong
Hoi in North Vietnam. A September 1972 Radio Hanoi broadcast stated that the
North Vietnamese had captured Capt. Marshall and mentioned the pilot,
Cuthbert, by name.

Marshall was taken prisoner and subsequently released in the spring of 1973.
He maintains that he never revealed the correct name of his pilot, although
just one week before he was to be released, Marshall's Vietnamese captors
returned his personal belongings to him, and included Cuthbert's custom-made
wedding band.

The Vietnamese deny any knowledge of Cuthbert. They maintain that to
"discover" additional information on Americans, they must have increased
"cooperation" from the United States so that their people will perceive
"good will." Cuthbert is one of nearly 2500 Americans lost in Southeast
Asia, and only one of many about whom the Vietnamese have certain knowledge
which they are withholding.

Stephen H. Cuthbert was promoted to the rank of Major during the period he
was maintained Missing in Action.



Marion Marshall is a Lt. Colonel in the United States Air Force. He is
stationed in California with his wife Veta.


The search for Capt. Tony Marshall
Saturday August 25, 2001, 09:25:03 PM

A television advertisement for the movie "Apocalypse Now Redux," a revision
of the Vietnam war classic, droned in the background as I searched a "junk
drawer" at home for something I had lost. It was one of those annoying
searches. The type that makes you mutter: "It's gotta be here someplace."....