Name: Carroll William Minor
Branch/Rank: United States Navy/E3
Date of Birth: 27 November 1947
Home City of Record: GREENVILLE SC
Date of Loss: 09 December 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam/Over Water
Loss Coordinates: 170915 North  1072101 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
Category: 4
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: LCM873
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



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Seaman Carrol William Minor entered the U.S. Navy from South Carolina and was a member of the Naval Support Activity: Detachment Cua Viet. On December 9, 1968, he was a crew member aboard landing craft LCM 873 when the vessel was conducting a weapons test and target firing run off the coast of North Vietnam. While offshore of Tiger Island, the ship came under enemy artillery and small arms fire. Seaman Minor was within five feet of the pilot's cabin when it received a direct hit from a 75mm artillery shell.  A crew member observed SN Minor severely wounded, but when he checked again soon after SN Minor was missing. He was believed to have been lost overboard in the vicinity of (GC) YD 500 980. Searches failed to locate him and he remains unaccounted for. Today, Seaman Minor is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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