OAKLEY, LINUS LABIN

Name: Linus Labin Oakley
Branch/Rank: United States Air Force/E4
Unit:
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
Category: 3
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: GROUND
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident:
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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

REMARKS:

CACCF/DROWNED-SUFFOCATED/KHANH HOA

No further information available at this time.

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02/2020

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SGT LINUS LABIN OAKLEY

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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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