OAKLEY, LINUS LABIN
Name: Linus Labin Oakley
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/E4
Date of Birth: 14 October 1949
Home City of Record: CARTHAGE AR
Date of Loss: 29 October 1971
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 115325 North 1090704 East
Status (in 1973): Killed In Action/Body Not Recovered
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
No further information available at this time.
Sergeant Linus Lubin Oakley, who joined the U.S. Air Force from
Arkansas, was a member of the 6100th Field Maintenance Squadron.
On October 29, 1971, he went swimming at the beach at Herky
Hill, Cam Ranh Bay Air Base, South Vietnam. He was last seen
when a large wave engulfed him eighty yards from shore. Search
and rescue teams were unable to locate him following the
incident, and his remains were never recovered. Today, Sergeant
Oakley is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
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